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Med students send message with plantation photo: We are our ancestors' wildest dreams


<b>Med students send message with plantation photo: We are our ancestors' wildest dreams </b>A group of black Tulane medical students took a now-viral photo in their white coats at the slave quarters on a former plantation in Louisiana over the weekend.
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More than a dozen black medical students dressed in white coats and posed outside the slave quarters of a Louisiana plantation. Russell Ledet and classmates from Tulane University planned the trip and photos at the Whitney Plantation in Edgard with the hope that others would be inspired by the images. "Just thinking about being a black doctor in America. I think more people should see this," Ledet, 33, told NBC. "Seeing that many black students in training in one photo was striking. In a place that was dedicated to our ancestors and their struggles," Labat, 24, said. "We knew this photo was going to make people stop ... and really think. I can say for myself, I definitely got emotional throughout this experience." Labat shared the image of 15 of the students outside the slave quarters on Twitter. It has since gone viral, garnering more than 17,000 retweets and more than 74,000 likes.

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