New Orleans is steeped in a rich, complex history dating back to the s. Over years, the city has been shaped by many different cultures and traditions, its African heritage being one of the greatest influences.
Here are our top ways to celebrate Black History Month, plus a little lagniappe. Martin Luther King, Jr. Free people of color have a storied history in New Orleans.
After being freed, many purchased vaults and tombs in St. Louis Cemetery No. Their tombs each tell both a troubling and fascinating story. Hear the tales of black poets, writers, swordsman, and mathematicians on this unique tour.
The tour is 2. The event showcases published, self-published, local, and independent authors, and introduces young authors to a new literary world. Strate Notes Jazz Band will perform live jazz at brunch.
Literary lovers, don your best ivory or cream outfit and this celebration of some of the best and brightest. Celebrate the life and legacy of Mrs. Oretha Castle Haley, New Orleans civil rights icon.
On Friday, Feb. From p. Addressing the question of who or what kind of art belongs in a museum, the show explores four different takes on inclusion and identity drawn across notions of art, race, place, and accessibility.
Visit the exhibit now through May Opening Saturday, Feb. The museum hours are 10 a. Produced for NOMA, this new series of 15 paintings layer dense, minimal shapes, diagrammatic lines, and thick textures of graphite, acrylic and charcoal over washes of deep blue paint.
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These compositions examine the legacy of plantation economies and their relationship to the environmental and infrastructural issues of the current age, often characterized as the plantationocene. Following the class, the Holy Spirits Happy Hour will feature cocktails, snacks, rooftop views, pop-up art installations and a live DJ.
The event is Wednesday, Feb. While both the French and Spanish authorities oversaw harsh regimes of enslavement in Louisiana, their colonial laws also granted property and legal rights to a growing population of free people of African descent in the 18th and 19th centuries.
The guided tour is available Tuesday-Sunday at 2 p. Tickets are free, and reservations are suggested. For more information and updates about how New Orleans is addressing the Covid outbreak — including restaurants that are currently open for takeout and delivery — please visit NewOrleans.
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