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TriPod Xtras: “Arriving Africans And A Changing New Orleans”

The Historic New Orleans Collection
Plan de l’Isle de Goré by Jacques Nicolas Bellin, between 1746 and 1760; THNOC 2012.0398";s

TriPod: New Orleans at 300 returns with a tripod Xtra produced by Laine Kaplan-Levenson. In this tripod xtra, we hear an abridged talk given by Dr. Erin Greenwald, curator of the Historic New Orleans Collection's 'The Founding Era' exhibit. Greenwald traces New Orleans' African roots -- from their kidnapping in Africa, through the middle passage, to the seminal role Africans played in the founding of our city.

Dr. Erin M. Greenwald is the Curator of Programs at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Her talk was part of programming for the exhibition, New Orleans, the Founding Era, curated by Dr. Greenwald, for The Historic New Orleans Collection.  The exhibition is on view through May 27, 2018, at 533 Royal Street

Carte particulière du Royaume de Juda [Detailed map of the kingdom of Ouidah] from Voyage du chevalier des Marchais en Guinée, isles voisines, et à Cayenne, fait en 1725, 1726, et 1727, vol. 2 Amsterdam, 1731
Credit Jean Baptiste Labat / The Historic New Orleans Collection, 2015.0379.2

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You can hear the talk in its entirety here:

“Arriving Africans and a Changing New Orleans” presented by Dr. Erin Greenwald

TriPod is a production of WWNO in Collaboration with the Historic New Orleans Collection and the Midlo Center for New Orleans Studiesat UNO.