More than 400 individuals were enslaved at Evergreen Plantation over the course of 150 years. Many were exceptionally skilled, working as long sawyers, coopers, carpenters, blacksmiths, engineers, seamstresses, and domestics. Some could trace their ancestry back multiple generations to the first slaves brought to the plantation. This diverse community was made up of Africans, the enslaved from the American South, and Creoles of Louisiana.
Evergreen Plantation is committed to telling the stories of the men, women, and children who were enslaved here. After years of in-depth research, we have amassed a vast collection of primary source documents that shed light on the individuals who were purchased and brought here to labor in the sugar cane fields as well as those who were born into slavery in the cabins that still stand today.