Reinterpreting Historic Latta Plantation

This grant supports a new exhibit in the visitor center which examines and reveals untold multicultural personal community stories of the enslaved people. The exhibit will feature a children’s explore and learn space, a community sharing platform with interactive post-your-stories, and it will also include a documentary of life on the plantation with accounts of all the enslaved people who once lived here. Additionally, the project will provide the impetus for public programs that create community dialogue on Race and Reconciliation.

The purpose of the project is to educate, promote, and preserve North Carolina’s backcountry history; the goal is to capture unheard local narratives like that of Lewis Phifer, a skilled mason. By shedding some light on the hidden histories passed down through generations within these communities, visitors will learn from firsthand accounts of those who lived in Huntersville and fought for their freedom.