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Your wedding day is supposed to be the happiest day in your life. So what if your happiness depends on the historical persecution of black people? GOOD addresses the strange trend of “plantation weddings”:
Say what you will about the legacy of slavery, at least it produced some fabulous venues. Like this one, an immaculate Louisiana estate that once enslaved 500 humans. The venue’s website is littered with details you can’t make up: The plantation is still equipped with the quaint antique bells the children of the house rang to summon their slave servants. It still equates enslaved human beings with “the family’s most prized furniture and china.” It still calls itself the “White Castle.” And it still attributes its impressive grounds to its original slaveholding owner and the ”business savvy that fostered his tremendous wealth,” as opposed to, say, human bondage.