A Plantation Burial
Funerals were sad occasions in the slave quarters, but they gave African Americans a chance to confirm their community identity. They were often held at night, so that friends and family members from neighboring farms could attend.
Creator | John Antrobus
Rights | The Historic New Orleans Collection, accession no. 1960.46.
Item Type | Painting
Cite This document | John Antrobus, “A Plantation Burial,” SHEC: Resources for Teachers, accessed August 1, 2021, https://shec.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/1034.