BASF dedicates Geismar memorial for those enslaved at former plantation

BASF memorial dedication attendees. Courtesy: BASF

On April 7, BASF invited representatives from Ascension Parish, the River Road African American Museum, the United Houma Nation and the descendant community to dedicate a new memorial at BASF Geismar to those who were enslaved on what was previously Linwood Plantation.

The gathering also commemorated a recently confirmed Indian Mound, a newly preserved historic family cemetery of the former plantation owners located on the Indian Mound, and newly discovered enslaved burial grounds.

The multi-year project was conducted by a team of BASF employees in close consultation with key experts. Read the entire BASF announcement.