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African American History in New Orleans

The rich Creole and African American History of New Orleans paved the way for Jazz Music and celebrations like Mardi Gras. Discover the people and places where black history was made, from the first African-American Catholic Parish, to the birthplace of Jazz Music and more. Cover image: "Mardi Gras Morning in New Orleans. Old Treme" by Infrogmation of New Orleans licensed under CC BY 2.0.

  • 1.

    Congo Square

    Congo Square

    Home of the New Orleans Jazz Fest

  • 2.

    African American Museum

    African American Museum

    Celebrating African American History and Culture.

  • 3.

    Tremé

    Tremé

    The hub of African American and Creole culture in New Orleans.

  • 4.

    St. Augustine Church

    St. Augustine Church

    The oldest African-American Catholic Parish in the United States.

  • 5.

    Backstreet Cultural Museum

    Backstreet Cultural Museum

    Celebrating Mardi Gras History

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