Friday, April 10, 2009

Model Jim Crowe Models

I've been very reluctant to model some of the Jim Crow items that I'd like to. The Hebard Cyrpess Company had camp houses for both races, as well as cars. All of it was segregated. Foolish and racist, yes, but a historical fact none the less.

Should I model these and be bold? Or just forget about it?

Would you be offended if you came over an saw them? Or would you see it as a historical truth?

Your opinion much appreciated! Post your comments below.

1 comment:

  1. Scott;
    By all means model it. It is a part of the history of that operation and of the South. It is not an offense it is a chance to educate. We just moved a slave cabin to the SNCA campus in Sautee. We are in the process of restoring it to it's 1850 appearance. It is a community project supported by the Bean Creek community who are decendants of former slaves. Most people are surprised to learn there were slaves in the mountains. Cotton wouldn't grow here so they were rasing corn, gold mining and operating an industrial/mfg. site on Sautee Creek.


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