Medical students at the University of Tulane took photos in front of the slave quarters at a former plantation in Louisiana in hopes to inspire. We are our ancestor’s wildest dreams!
Last summer Russell Ledet and his daughter visited the Whitney Plantation in Edgard, and it moved him. Russell shared his experience and the impression it left on him with classmate Sydney Labat and others.
The Tulane med students after hearing the story planned a trip to visit and take photos with inspiration on their minds.
Ledet had this to say to NBC after he and 15 other students traveled 50 miles west from New Orleans to visit the plantation.
“I came back and talked about it with Sydney and the classmates. We should go in all black and our white coats. Everybody was on board. Just thinking about being a black doctor in America. I think more people should see this.
The above tweet went viral eclipsing 17,000 retweets and garnering over 84,000 likes in less then a week.
Tulane University School of Medicine Senior Vice President and dean Lee Hamm had this to say about her
“These are powerful images. Our students are our greatest strength and we applaud their sense of purpose, community and service,”
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