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Hollywood actress Viola Davis has bought her childhood home which used to be the site of a plantation in celebration of her 55th birthday


The actress who was born on the former plantation in South Carolina, shared the news on Tuesday August 11. It was further learnt that she not only owns the property itself, but also the land surrounding it.


Viola Davis tweeted; 


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-


Viola Davis buys plantation where she was born for her 55th birthday party


The  'How to Get Away with Murder' star had talked about the plantation in an interview with EW in 2016. She said; 


 “I wasn’t on it long, because I was the fifth child, and so we moved soon after I was born. I mean, I went back to visit briefly but still not aware of the history. 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. 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.”


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