African-American Heritage

African-American Heritage

Louisiana has been the birthplace of many famous African-Americans. Visit Melrose, a plantation once owned by a freed slave. Explore Laura Plantation, where you’ll learn how West African slaves brought the Bre’r Rabbit stories to America. Stroll the grounds of Destrehan Plantation, home to a successful Freedmen’s Bureau Colony during Reconstruction. Walk the authentically restored slave quarters and discover the slave customs at the fully operational Frogmore Plantation and Gins.

Come celebrate achievements of African-Americans in art, architecture, law, education, sports, the culinary arts and more. We invite you to wander through exhibits in the Cabildo and Old U.S. Mint in New Orleans. Learn about the Mardi Gras Indians and the spectacular costumes the make for annual parades. Give your kids something to think about at the River Road African American Museum near Burnside, the Kent Plantation House in Alexandria or the Stephens African American Museum in Shreveport. The Hermione Museum in Tallulah includes an exhibit on Madam C.J. Walker, the first black self-made millionaire in the United States. The Louisiana African American Heritage Trail begins in New Orleans before taking you through south and central Louisiana and up to the friendly towns of north Louisiana. Visit our site A Story Like No Other to learn more about stops along the trail.

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    7162 Hwy 65 N. Lake Providence, LA 71254
    The Louisiana State Cotton Museum takes you back in history from the early days when cotton was grown in the South to the introduction of the mechanical cotton picker. Exhibits display the history...
African-American Heritage
Cemeteries & Graveyards
Civil War
Haunted Louisiana
Historic Districts & Sites
Museums
Plantations
Alexandria Area
Greater New Orleans Area
Greater River Road
Houma-Thibodaux-Grand Isle Area
Lafayette Area
Monroe-Ruston Area
New Orleans Area
Alexandria
Donaldsonville
Edgard
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