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  • Photo taken at Melrose Plantation by Marion H. on 10/13/2012
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  • Photo taken at Melrose Plantation by Kim M. on 10/29/2011

Melrose Plantation

History Museum
3533 Louisiana 119, Melrose, LA 71452, United States
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  • BET
    This is one of the largest plantations in the US built by and for free blacks. Also see some other noteworthy contributions made by African Americans: http://bet.us/BHM
    BET · January 31, 2013
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  • Saving Places
    Melrose Plantation served as home and workplace to famed folk artist, Clementine Hunter (1887-1988), the first self-taught African American artist to receive national media attention.
    Saving Places · April 22, 2012
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  • Sydney L.
    Actually built by the first creole inhabitants of cane river, LA...who were often placed in the same category as free blacks when the Louisiana purchase became American territory...just to be clear.
    Sydney LaCour · July 13, 2011
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  • The Grio
    Also known as Yucca Plantation, this plantation was the first to be built by and for free blacks. Read more
    The Grio · January 27, 2011
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