Episode 3

The Tureaud Family

This episode again features Mr. A.P. Tureaud, Jr. recounting how he learned the story of the Tureaud lineage, something that had been a mystery to him for his entire life. When A.P. received an unexpected call one day from a white man who was also his cousin, Duke Rivette, A.P. found a window into the history of his father’s family in the Americas.

What follows is the Tureaud family story of America’s original sin, played out on Bagatelle and Union Plantations in St. James Parish. It is a story of how French sugar farmers enslaved their African relatives, and this entangled web of exploitation and familial regard, violence and love wound its way into the present day. What follows is the Tureaud Family story of unequal opportunity in America.

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