A testament to the impactfulness of her ancestors works and why she knew as Hurricane Ida approached, where she could go for safety.
WALLACE, La. — Whitney Plantation in Wallace, Louisiana saw significant damage after Hurricane Ida.
The plantation is known for its interpretation of life through the eyes of the formerly enslaved and has grown in popularity. Officials at Whitney said they have seen over 100 thousand visitors so far.
The tour of Whitney Plantation typically leads you down a dirt road to cabins built and once inhabited by the formerly enslaved. Yet, it’s hard to pass Antioch Baptist Church, the last stop as you tour the grounds.
“This church was built by freed men and women in 1870,” said Dr. Joy Banner, Director of Communications at Whitney.
The force of Hurricane Ida’s winds ripped the door of the church off its hinges. When you walk inside, the damage …