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THE AFRICAN EXPERIENCE IN NEW ORLEANS FROM SLAVERY TO CIVIL RIGHTS . . .

“NEGRO FEVER” SLAVERY WALKING TOUR

AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
Sale of Estates, Pictures and Slaves in the Rotunda, New Orleans

THE AFRICAN EXPERIENCE IN NEW ORLEANS: “NEGRO FEVER” SLAVERY WALKING TOUR  

2 HOURS

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From the role African Slaves played in the construction of the French colonial city La Nouvelle Orleans to the largest slave market in the United States throughout the antebellum era.

Specialty Tour – 72 Hour Advance Booking Required; Call For Availability | You will receive a detailed confirmation including date, time, tour and map showing the Capital One Bank Pavilion, at Conti Street and the Mississippi River, the starting point for your tour | Thank You!

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Starting Point for our Slavery Tour “Negro Fever”

RECONSTRUCTION, JIM CROW, AND THE CRADLE OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT WALKING TOUR

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Jim Crow Must Go

THE AFRICAN EXPERIENCE IN NEW ORLEANS: RECONSTRUCTION, JIM CROW AND THE CRADLE OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT WALKING TOUR

2 HOURS

1:30PM Daily

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No one knows it but New Orleans is the birthplace of the Southern Civil Rights Movement.

Faubourg Tremé, the oldest black neighborhood in America is located just outside the French Quarter in New Orleans.  Treme was home to the first civil rights movement, the first black daily newspaper, black businesses, and more.

Take a walk with us through this historic neighborhood, site of economic, cultural, political and social events that have shaped the course of Black America over the last three centuries.

You will receive a detailed confirmation including date, time, tour and map showing Treme Coffeehouse, 1501 Saint Philip Street, corner of Saint Philip and N. Villere Streets, the starting point for your tour | Thank You!

Meet One of Our Guides

Tour Guide
Milton Carr

Take a walk with Milton Carr and you will never forget it.  Born in New Orleans 6th Ward, otherwise known as Treme, Milton is one of the city’s outstanding Tour Guides.  Milton was educated in the Catholic Schools of New Orleans, Corpus Christy School and St. Augustine High School.  In 2001, after 33 years at New Orleans’ Domino Sugar, the largest sugar processing plant in the Western Hemisphere, Milton became a Licensed New Orleans Tour Guide.  After learning everything there was to learn about the granulation process of sugar cane, a major cause of slavery, and one of the reasons 1850s New Orleans had more millionaires than New York City, Milton’s already healthy interest in Louisiana’s past became his passion.  Very knowledgeable of New Orleans history and culture, Milton has a lot to share about Mardi Gras Indians, Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs, and New Orleans music history.  Past president of The Tour Professionals of Greater New Orleans and past board member of The Tour Guide Association of Greater New Orleans, Milton currently serves as a member of Save Our Cemetery’s Education Committee.

thesavvynative.comThe Savvy Native is a group of experienced local tour guides who were either born in New Orleans or wish they had been.

TREME WALKING TOUR

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Congo Square

THE AFRICAN EXPERIENCE IN NEW ORLEANS: TREME WALKING TOUR  

2 HOURS

10AM Daily

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Visit America’s oldest African American neighborhood, hear the Mardi Gras Indians’ story, visit the oldest Black Catholic Parish in the United States.  Learn about Free People of Color, Creoles of Color and the African slaves who obtained freedom and settled here.  Hear the story of Henrietta Delille, the Creole nun destined for sainthood and explore Louis Armstrong Park and Congo Square, the birthplace of Jazz.

You will receive a detailed confirmation including date, time, tour and map showing Treme Coffeehouse, 1501 Saint Philip Street, corner of Saint Philip and N. Villere Streets, the starting point for your tour | Thank You!

Meet One of Our Guides

Jonn Hankins

Jonn Ethan Hankins is a co-founder of the New Orleans Master Crafts Guild, having previously held the positions of Executive Director of the New Orleans African American Museum, Development Director of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Foundation, Chief Operating Officer of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, and Principal Development Officer for Corporate and Community Affairs at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Hankins has been an advocate for the revival of the traditional building trades for over a decade since he directed “Raised to the Trade: Creole Building Arts of New Orleans” at NOMA, an award winning exhibition and oral history research project about the family legacies of the master craftsmen who built and maintain the built environment of New Orleans. He holds a BA in Journalism/Advertising and a Masters of Business Administration.

thesavvynative.comThe Savvy Native is a group of experienced local tour guides who were either born in New Orleans or wish they had been.

 

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