Chakula cha Jua And The Free Southern Theater: An Oral History

Oct 18, 2019

Chakula cha Jua became aware of the Black Liberation Movement, as many other Black Southerners did, while he was serving in the military. From there, he returned home to New Orleans and enlisted in a very different fight— the performance activism of the Free Southern Theater. In this edition of NOLA Life Stories, Mr. cha Jua chronicles a career in theater and activism, beginning with his coming of age in the Calliope Housing Projects.


This NOLA Life Stories interview was conducted by Mark Cave for The Historic New Orleans Collection and produced for WWNO by Sarah Holtz.