In the Christian Bible, John 8:32, it is said, “you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.”
John was talking about Jesus, but it was a quote that kept circling in my brain yesterday, as we walked around Whitney Plantation as it explained and illustrated what slavery looked like for enslaved people, for the owners of enslaved people and for the sugar cane industry.
I may never eat sugar again.
It may be the appropriate response.
There are probably a lot of other appropriate responses, but I don’t know what they are yet.
I can say to you that this was a life-changing experience and that you’ll hear more.
I can say that what we learn in places such as this can lead us to a deeper Peace if we’re willing to make Peace in face of the realities. I hope we’re all willing to learn…