ABOUT

FIFTH DISTRICT ACADEMY SCHOOL
This landmark museum is the first exhibition and education venue dedicated to African American history and culture in the Terrebone parish.

It aims to educate and to raise awareness of the significance of African American history to an understanding of the overall story of America as experienced in the Bayou Region parishes of Terrebonne, Lafouche and St. Mary…and beyond.

The museum’s galleries are centered on such subjects as reconstruction era elected officials, slavery, segregation, civil rights movement and leadership, family and community, educators and clergy, sugar cane workers, doctors and businessman, inventors, musicians and writers.

The Finding Our Roots African American Museum is located at 918 Roussel Street, Houma, LA 70360 . It is housed in the historic landmark known as “The Academy” by agreement with the Louisiana Southern Baptist Association, Fifth District , which built the site in 1890.

The museum is under the direction of President Margie Scoby and Vice President and former Parish Councilman Alvin Tillman.

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