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Viola Davis Buys The Former Plantation Where Her Story Started


On her 55th birthday, Viola Davis revealed that she purchased the former St. Matthews, South Carolina plantation where her family lived for years and she was also born in. When Davis was a baby her parents moved their family to Central Falls, Rhode Island. But Singleton Plantation in St. Matthews, South Carolina still holds a place in her heart and she is letting us know.

She shared a picture on her Instagram today with the caption, "The above is the house where I was born August 11, 1965. It is the birthplace of my story. Today on my 55th year of life....I own it....all of it."

"'May you live long enough to know why you were born', Cherokee Birth Blessing," she added.

The How To Get Away With Murder actress told People , "I think I read one slave narrative of someone who was on that plantation which was horrific. 160 acres of land, and my grandfather was a sharecropper. Most of my uncles and cousins, they're farmers. That's the choice that they had," she said, adding, "My grandmother's house was a one room shack. I have a picture of it on my phone because I think it's a beautiful picture."

Take a look at the Instagram post below.

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