To attend this field trip you must register in advance at the AAG on-site registration desk (Mardi Gras Ballroom, 3rd floor, Marriott). All field trips depart from the Canal St. entrance of the New Orleans Marriott.
F4_3 African Life in the French Quarter Walking Tour
Organizer: Shana M. griffin (PUNCTUATE)
This walking tour will highlight the struggles of the African and the African American for complete emancipation from colonial times to today. The tour acquaints participants with the laws and customs of French and Spanish colonial rule; the role of the Catholic Church as a major slave trader and oppressor of women; New Orleans’s slave commerce—and its position as the most significant hub of the antebellum domestic slave trade; the resistance of the enslaved; the site of the first daily Black newspaper in the United States--the radical New Orleans Tribune; and the counterrevolutionary period of Reconstruction and the struggle to remove white supremacist monuments and symbols today. Hidden History Tours will conduct this two-hour walking tour. The tour will consist of 14 - 17 sites and stops in the French Quarter.
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