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The structure behind White and Sajak is part of theOak Alley Plantation in Vacherie, Louisiana, which was built by slaves, according to the Daily News.
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The plantation has exhibits dedicated to the slaves who lived at Oak Alley. Many employees are African Americans who dress in period costumes.