Viola T. Johnson Blunt, (504) 813-9008

New Orleans, LA, August 15, 2019  –  Ashé Cultural Arts Center is proud to present the NOLA Black Selfie Project happening on August 24, 2019; 7:00-9:00 PM at Ashé, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. in New Orleans,.  The event is free and open to the public.

The project includes selfies taken by Frederick Delahoussaye at locations around town that were, or are, of historical importance, as they were created, built, lived in, or owned by African Americans from all walks of life.

The NOLA Black Selfie Project strives to create a more equitable telling of this city’s history for everyone, highlighting the significant influence of Black New Orleanians whose contributions continue to exist in the margins of our history.  Featured artists are Sunni PattersonTroy Sawyer, Jawara Simon, Jafar Pierre, with music by DJ Chris Stylez.

Founder Delahoussaye says, “the NOLA Black Selfie Project aims to provide New Orleanians with the opportunity to embrace a most profound and powerful connection to our history, to ourselves, and to each other; to colorfully enlighten our past, vindicate who we are, and inspire a future of even greater contributions to our collective history.”  In 2016, a photo exhibit was established by Delahoussaye as a mission of “self-less selfies,” and in the process, with hopes to educate and inspire people of all ethnic and racial backgrounds, through the lens of New Orleans’ rich, deep and fascinating Black history and culture.

The theme of equity continues through the NOLA Black Selfie Project, in that the information is made easily accessible to all. Everyone is invited to join in beefing up the project by posting selfies and personal stories using the hashtag, #NOLABlackSelfie. 

For more information, call (504) 569-9070.



To schedule an interview, or for photos, contact Viola T. Blunt at (504) 813-9008.