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African American Museum [LA]

The African American Museum presents information regarding the arrival of Africans and the development of the free African American community within Louisiana. The museum also interprets their struggles, adaptations, and contributions, with particular emphasis on the Attakapas District of Southwest Louisiana during the 18th and 19th centuries. It outlines the rise and fall of slavery, highlighting the economic struggles faced by the free African American population during Reconstruction.

The museum offers lectures and both traditional and electronic exhibits.