In order to work the land after the Civil War, workers had to give the plantation owner a share of what?
Built originally to house a family of enslaved workers, today the cabin is furnished to the 1950s period when it was home to plantation sharecroppers and tenant farmers.
The cabin was furnished with the assistance of former plantation residents who lived and worked on Oakland as tenant farmers in the 1950s and 1960s.
Sharecroppers and Tenant Farmers added on to their one-room cabins by enclosing porches. The original back porch was enclosed to serve as a kitchen.