• Courtesy of Charles Ward

    Cane River Creole

    National Historical Park Louisiana

African American History

African Mastery
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Charles Ward Magnolia

Magnolia's slave tenant cabins

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The African American Community at Oakland

Community and Family Structure

Socializing

Health and Community

Slave Hospital

Dwellings

 

Did You Know?

Crops

Oakland plantation’s first cash crops were tobacco and indigo, followed by cotton in the 1800s. According to family tradition, the Prud’hommes were the first family west of the Mississippi River to farm cotton on a large scale.