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Jo (left), Joy Banner and their parents fled to the Big House on the Whitney Plantation to ride out Hurricane Ida last Sunday. They say their enslaved ancestors helped build the house. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Descendants Of Slaves Found Shelter From Ida In A Historic Plantation's Big House

Joy Banner's family took shelter in a house on a plantation their ancestors helped build. "They were not able to have this kind of house for their own protection when a hurricane hit them," she says.

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Jo (left), Joy Banner and their parents fled to the Big House on the Whitney Plantation to ride out Hurricane Ida last Sunday. They say their enslaved ancestors helped build the house. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Descendants Of The Enslaved Sheltered From Ida In A Historic Plantation's Big House

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'Today' Veteran Willard Scott, Who Delivered Weather With Shtick, Dies At 87

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An aerial view shows debris and buildings damaged from Hurricane Ida as US President Joe Biden (not pictured) inspects the damage from Hurricane Ida from onboard Marine One during an aerial tour of communities in Laffite, Grand Isle, Port Fourchon and Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, September 3, 2021. Jonathan Ernst/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Louisiana's Houma Nation Was Devastated By Hurricane Ida

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They Don't Remember Their Parents Dying On 9/11. But They'll Never Forget

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