Unveil Neighborhood History at Tremé Culture Fest

The birthplace of jazz. Home of Congo Square. Home of Mardi Gras Indian culture. Home of the brass band. Oldest African-American neighborhood in the U.S. These are just a few reasons why Tremé is one of the most celebrated neighborhoods … Continue reading

Celebrating Juneteenth at Congo Square, New Orleans

The 19th of June is “Nineteenth,” a holiday begun in Texas and originating from President Lincoln’s proclamation that slaves were emancipated.   He made the announcement New Year’s Day, 1863, but in Galveston, Texas, the slaves didn’t get the word until … Continue reading