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The museum Wade in the Water was titled after a freedom song used in the 1800s by slaves to teach through song a passage for safe travel to the North. The location of this museum is located in Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.
The Experience: A cycle of a fight for freedom. The Transatlantic slave trade evolved in many directions as the years went on from life-spans among slaves ranging from 2 years or less. After economy changes increased, more slaves took on roles in plantations both in the home and outside in the fields. The journal through this museum is to bring to life the plantation slave experience from the eyes of the slaves themselves, from the slave auction to the escape towards freedom of the brave few.
Wade in the Water Museum, Slave trade
Lamberty, Joanelys; Bullard, Angel; and Pullom, Michael, "Museum: Wade in the Water" (2019). History from Below: Memorialization Projects. 6.