New Walking Tour Announced for #SHEAR2022

Lithograph of New Orleans from St. Patrick's Church in 1852.

New Orleans from St. Patrick’s Church 1852 / J.W. Hill & Smith, del.; lith. par B.F. Smith, Jr. Courtesy of Library of Congress.

SHEARites! We’ve added a walking tour to our pre-conference offerings (available even if you’ve already registered; read on).

Walking Tour: Tremé, New Orleans’s First Black Neighborhood.
Thursday 21 July, 10 am – noon.
Meeting Location: Backatown Coffee Shop, 301 Basin Street.
Established in 1798 with the sale and subdivision of Claude Tremé’s plantation, Tremé is known as New Orleans’s oldest Black neighborhood. This two-hour walking tour, led by Malik Bartholemew from Know NOLA Tours, will feature St. Augustine Church, America’s oldest African American Catholic Parish; Congo Square, where enslaved and free Africans and their descendants gathered to make music, sell wares, and preserve cultures; the remnants of Storyville, the red-light district that gave the world jazz; the Tomb of the Unknown Slave; and more. The tour will end at the New Orleans African American Museum. For your comfort, please bring water and wear comfortable walking shoes.
Even if you’ve already registered, you can return to Ticketleap to add the walking tour and any other events you have decided to attend.
If you haven’t registered yet, consider this your timely reminder to register for our upcoming 43rd annual conference in New Orleans; pre-registration closes on 1 July.

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