Melrose Plantation

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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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  • 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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  • PreservationNation

    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.

    PreservationNation · 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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