KITE FEST APRIL 1 & 2, 2017

Lunchtime Lecture: Allendale Plantation Slave Community

March 16th, 2017, 12:00PM to 2:00PM

Where: West Baton Rouge Museum
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Featuring Dr. Julie Rose. Colonel John T. Nolan established Westover Plantation in West Baton Rouge as early as the 1820s, amassing acres of farmland and slaves who lived and labored in the cotton and sugarcane fields along the Mississippi River. By the 1850s, William Nolan and Henry W. Allen purchased the plantation and divided it into Westover and Allendale Plantations. The fields were worked by more than 250 enslaved men and women who came primarily from Africa, Louisiana, Virginia, Mississippi, and Kentucky. Julie Rose will present the history of the Allendale Quarter's enslaved community and share some of the enslaved families' stories and legacies and explain their connection to Solomon Northup.