Black Life in Old New Orleans (American Heritage) (Paperback)

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Two hundred years ago, on a barren plot of land just outside New Orleans proper, enslaved and free black people would gather on Sundays to freely practice religions both ancient and new. It was a sight unseen anywhere else in the country. This was Congo Square, where the heartbeat of New Orleans was born. The story of the impact people of African descent have had upon one of America's most dynamic cities does not end there. In this well-researched and personal work, historian Keith Weldon Medley takes readers on a journey through New Orleans' African roots.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781455625512
ISBN-10: 1455625515
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company
Publication Date: November 2nd, 2020
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: American Heritage