Here are the Freemen Who Claim Their Rights!

 

Did you know that America’s first sustained civil rights movement started in the Vieux Carré over 150 years ago? Drawing from years of groundbreaking research into L’Union and the New Orleans Tribune, Mark Roudané will feature extracts from the newspapers to shine light on this little-known history of resistance and achievement.

Please join Vieux Carre Property Owners, Residents, and Associates and Beauregard-Keyes House Wednesday, February 28 for this engaging and informative lecture.

5:30 reception | 6pm presentation

Beauregard-Keyes House | 1113 Chartres
**Seating is limited**

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These events are free and open to the public and will take place Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday during the last week of each month.


Mark Charles Roudané was born in New Orleans and currently resides in St. Paul, Minnesota. Mark is the great, great grandson Dr. Louis Charles Roudanez, founder the South’s first black newspaper, L’Union, and The New Orleans Tribune, America’s first black daily. An educator, author, and public speaker, his articles have appeared in numerous journals including the South Atlantic Review, the Journal of the Louisiana Creole Research Association, New America, and the Atlantic. Mr. Roudané has presented L’Union and Tribune history at universities, museums, and cultural organizations throughout the United States. Follow his work at Roudanez: History and Legacy and on the website www.roudanez.com.