With filmmakers’ help, Scotlandville steps onto the international stage

Elders and leaders of the Scotlandville community in Baton Rouge often reminisce of a time when the area flourished with businesses, competitive schools, professional residents, and violence-free entertainment. They remember Scotlandville’s history as a successful community that was once the entry point for the slave trade and home to a cotton plantation. Only one Black … Continue reading

Scotlandville, family generations found

Generations Recording: Genealogical Findings and Memories of the Gaines and Robinson Families by Ruby Ennis shares the history of her family traced back to Mali, Cameroon, and Ghana, Africa, and landing in Scotlandville, La. She captures the difficult to track and hard to validate path of her lineage and parallels it with the small community’s … Continue reading