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Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2018-02-16

Duration: 00:06:39

Subjects: African Americans | History | PLANTATIONS | Slavery


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • Nelson, Zann Interviewee
  • Davis, Fagan, Jr. Interviewee


This segment from the February 16, 2018, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s report on genealogist Zann Nelson’s efforts to identify the Louisiana 16, the sixteen slaves sold by President James Madison to his cousin William Taylor, a plantation owner in Louisiana. Moreau visits the Taylor Plantation and the nearby Little Zion Baptist Church in Pointe Coupee Parish with Nelson to learn more about the connection between these locations and the Louisiana 16. He also interviews Reverend Fagan Davis, Jr., a descendant of the Louisiana 16.