“Rosebloom and Pure White,” Or So It Seemed
presented by Dr. Mary Niall Mitchell
In 1864, Harper’s Weekly published a collection of carte-de-visite portraits of enslaved children from New Orleans. The collection proved shocking because many of the children pictured appeared to be white. Dr. Mary Niall Mitchell, Co-Director, Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies, University of New Orleans, will present her research on how these images, circulated at the height of the Civil War, caused a great shift in public opinion as Americans were forced to consider the uncomfortable truth of miscegenation, and its many implications.
Thursday | April 19, 2018
5:30 reception | 6 pm presentation
Beauregard-Keyes House | 1113 Chartres
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