Randolph College

Randolph College is a nationally recognized, private, coeducational, liberal arts and sciences institution with a career focus located in Lynchburg, Virginia. Founded in 1891 as Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, Randolph is known for its excellent academic program, diverse close-knit community, exceptional faculty, rich traditions, and growing NCAA Division III athletics program.

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Jermone Bias and Cheyney McKnight portraying enslaved cooks at Belle Grove Plantation in Middletown, Virginia, a National Park Service property. National Park Service

Memo from a historian: White ladies cooking in plantation museums are a denial of history

At historic sites across the South, you'll often find a white woman, dressed in Colonial clothes, cooking in a big house kitchen. That's a role that was usually done by enslaved Africans.

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