Black Life in Old New Orleans Keith Medley

ISBN: 9781589805644

Published: August 15th 2014

Hardcover

288 pages


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Black Life in Old New Orleans  by  Keith Medley

Black Life in Old New Orleans by Keith Medley
August 15th 2014 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 288 pages | ISBN: 9781589805644 | 10.11 Mb

People of African descent have shaped New Orleans from its earliest days into the vibrant city it is today. From the slaves and indentured servants who drained the swamps, erected the buildings, constructed the levees, and dug the canals to theMorePeople of African descent have shaped New Orleans from its earliest days into the vibrant city it is today. From the slaves and indentured servants who drained the swamps, erected the buildings, constructed the levees, and dug the canals to the Freedom Riders who fought for racial equality in a segregated South, New Orleans history and black history in America are intricately connected.

Historian Keith Weldon Medley recounts the rich history of African and African-American cultural influence on one of Americas most-beloved cities. This in-depth account is one of personal significance for the author, who was raised in New Orleans Faubourg Marigny and whose family history is tied to the area. Through fifteen self-contained chapters, Medley takes a chronological and focused look at some of New Orleans most prominent people and places.

Rife with detailed histories of Faubourg Treme, Congo Square, and many other pivotal locations, Medleys subjects include the Mardi Gras Indians, the Zulu Parade, and Louis Armstrong and his upbringing in black Storyville. Tales of many other prominent New Orleanians also fill the pages, such as educator and civic leader Fannie C. Williams, founder of the Peoples Defense League Ernest Wright, and civil rights attorney A.P. Tureaud.



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