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  • Vernita Gilliam

    Training school for black women

  • Alicia

    After the Civil War, some former slaves/daughters of former enslaved African American women went to a "training school to become wives and mothers." Baton Rouge. LA. 1888.

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    Documenting the American South

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  • Ann Ambers

    Thanks Chrissy P. It is so amazing to see this. I was raised as an only child by a distant cousin in Plaquemine, LA. I have learned that the Parkers came from England to Northern Louisiana, and many of the Blacks were sent to Madison Parish from there and on to other plantations in the Southern Part of Louisiana. My family were on one of several plantations owned by the Wilbert Family. If you have any information on the Star, Milly, Crescent or Myrtle Grove, please let me know. Thank you.

Louisiana Legislaturewas more than 1/2 Black right after the Civil War and Black people were able to vote for the first time.

I love this photo. A French-speaking Louisiana gentleman and his granddaughter in 1910.

Fleur De Lis along the top of the iron fence at the Louisiana Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge / by Steve Buser.

Three generations of a Louisiana family; Grandmother can only speak Creole French; mother speaks French and English; boy only speaks English. Photo was taken in 1910.