Her affirmation was also followed by a touching, traditional Cherokee Birth Blessing: "May you live long enough to know why you were born.”
However, as rumours swirled that Davis had bought the property, and the land surrounding it, that wasn't exactly the case. Addressing claims in an Instagram comment, she cleared up confusion by confirming that she owns her story—some of which took place in that very house—rather than purchasing the house herself.
Speaking to EW in 2016, Davis spoke about her childhood home, saying: “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."
Davis also recalled her mother telling her that on the day she was born, a bunch of relatives packed in the home to honour her birth.
"I have a picture of it on my phone because I think it’s a beautiful picture.”