Magnolia Mound Plantation-Ashlyn Cook

Slavery in Baton Rouge

Magnolia Mound Plantation-Ashlyn Cook

Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802, United States

Created By: LSU


The Chasm of Disconnect Between Marketing and Truth of Antebellum Plantation Homes.

In the same way that Nottoway resort is a gross misrepresentation of history so is Magnolia Mound which is right here in Baton Rouge. At Magnolia Mound Plantation you can send children to a summer day camp where they will participate in crafts and make food in the open-hearth kitchen. Magnolia Mound is run by Baton Rouge’s Parks and Recreation Service meaning they are an official public office that has to listen to the community. As Baton Rouge residents we may not be purposefully burying history and the black voices that accompany them but if we are not actively excavating these stories and are allowing the burial of these voices we might as well pick up a shovel because we become part of the problem.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Slavery in Baton Rouge


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