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Activity Idea: Kitchen Ball at White Sulphur Springs, Virginia (Quick Tip)

Two Sides to Every Story

Christian Mayr depicts a jolly group of slaves having a party; but does he tell the whole story? Do you think this scene represents the daily life of these slaves? Write a journal entry from Christian Mayr’s point of view discussing the creation of this painting. Include his observations of slave life at White Sulphur Springs. Now write a journal entry from the point of view of one of the slaves in the painting. Include details of your day-to-day experience at White Sulphur Springs.