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River Road Museum’s Community Gardens
River Road Museum’s Community Gardens

Kathe Hembricks grandson in the River Road Museum’s Community Gardens.

Pierre “Caliste” Landry
Pierre “Caliste” Landry

The first African-American elected mayor in the United States of America.  He was elected Mayor of Donaldsonville, Louisiana in 1886.

Central Agricultural School
Central Agricultural School

A monument to the school that was the cornerstone for educating African American children in St. James Parish from the 1930’s to the l960’s.

Kathe Hembrick
Kathe Hembrick

The founder of River Road African-American Musuem!

True Friends Hall
True Friends Hall

Started five newly freed African American men in 1883 to provide burial insurance, medical insurance, aid to fire victims, orphans and college students.

Africa Plantation House/Babin Place
Africa Plantation House/Babin Place

A photo of the old Africa Plantation House, showing how it was devastated by Hurricane Gustav.

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Rally
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Rally

A rally that was held at the museum on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday!

Exhibits at the Museum
Exhibits at the Museum

Visit the museum a view it’s permanent exhibits: Free People of Color, Influences on Cuisine, Rural Roots of Jazz, River Road Black Doctors, Louisiana Black Inventors, Folk Artists, Louisiana Underground Railroad, Reconstruction, Plantation Education, and Slave Inventories.