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CH-50229-05
Working the Land: From Slavery to Sharecropping and Beyond in the Arkansas Delta
Ruth Hawkins, Arkansas State University, Main Campus

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Lakeport Plantation (Buildings) [show prizes]
Name: Lakeport Plantation
Name: Lakeport Plantation Home
Abstract: The antebellum Lakeport Plantation, built ca. 1859, is the last remaining Arkansas plantation home on the Mississippi River and still retains many of its original finishes. The renovated home tells the stories of the people who lived and worked on the plantation, including the Johnson family, the African Americans who first worked the plantation as enslaved laborers and then as sharecroppers, the craftsmen who built the home and provided its original finishes, and the modern preservation techniques used in its restoration.
Abstract: The antebellum Lakeport Plantation, built ca. 1859, is the last remaining Arkansas plantation home on the Mississippi River and still retains many of its original finishes. It tells the stories of the people who lived and worked on the plantation, including the Johnson family, the African Americans who first worked the plantation as enslaved laborers and then as sharecroppers, the craftsmen who built the home and provided its original finishes, and the modern preservation techniques used in its restoration.
Director: Dr. Ruth A. Hawkins
Year: 2007
Address: 601 Highway 142 Lake Village, AR 71653
Primary URL: http://lakeport.astate.edu
Primary URL Description: Lakeport Plantation web site
Secondary URL: http://arkansasheritagesites.astate.edu/AHS
Secondary URL Description: Web Site for the Arkansas Heritage Sites program at Arkansas State University, which includes the Lakeport Plantation and other sites.

Southern Tenant Farmers Museum (Buildings) [show prizes]
Name: Southern Tenant Farmers Museum
Abstract: The building that once served as the headquarters for the Southern Tenant Farmers Union has been renovated to tell the story of this nationally significant union, established in 1934 to assist sharecroppers and tenant farmers in fighting abusive practices of landowners in carrying out the provisions of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1933. It was the first agricultural union to include both black and white farmers in the same organization.
Director: Dr. Ruth Hawkins
Year: 2006
Address: 117 Main Street Tyronza, Arkansas 72386
Primary URL: http://stfm.astate.edu
Primary URL Description: Web Page for the Southern Tenant Farmers Museum
Secondary URL: http://arkansasheritagesites.astate.edu/AHS
Secondary URL Description: Arkansas Heritage Sites Web Page at Arkansas State University, which includes the Southern Tenant Farmers Museum and other heritage sites owned by the university.

Lakeport Plantation Permanent Exhibits (Exhibition)
Title: Lakeport Plantation Permanent Exhibits
Curator: Dr. Blake Wintory
Curator: Dr. Ruth A. Hawkins
Abstract: Permanent exhibits for the Lakeport Plantation were developed working with Quatrefoil of Laurel, Maryland. Exhibits were designed with the understanding that the house itself is the major artifact, and nothing is to interfere with or overpower the architecture or craftsmanship of the house. Exhibits tell the story of the politically powerful Johnson family who owned Lakeport, the African Americans who lived and worked at Lakeport in evolving roles,the craftsmanship that went into building the house, and the processes involved in restoring the house.
Year: 2012
Primary URL: http://lakeport.astate.edu
Primary URL Description: Main web site for the Lakeport Plantation
Secondary URL: http://quatrefoil.com
Secondary URL Description: Main web site for the exhibit designer


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