"Your ancestors are always watching."
https://duchesnehouse.org/node/41 Family History series in collaboration with the Community Book Store
Welcome to Our Mammy's: Video & Other Media
In 1860, there were over 300,000 enslaved men, women, and children working and living on Louisiana’s plantations. These people were considered as chattel property-- meaning they could be bought and sold as the owner’s commodities from birth and until death. When presenting the lives of enslaved men, women, and children, the response is usually “ I would have been a runaway slave.” Yet, running away wasn’t as easy as one would think.
We hope you enjoy photos of Our Mammy's in the community. We absolutely love what we do. We travel thousands of miles just to share our love of genealogy and history.
Take a look at some of our favorite moments in the community.
Our Mammy's was selected for the 2020 Diverse Heritage Award.
"Recognizing achievements in the promotion and preservation of Louisiana’s multicultural or underserved heritage. Projects eligible for this award include rehabilitation or restoration projects, interpretive programs, heritage leadership or other activities that re-examine, emphasize or further our understanding of the diverse heritage of Louisiana. " Read more