As subjects of France and Spain, free people of color in Louisiana were allowed to prosper before the Louisiana Purchase, unlike those in other parts of America. Most of them who bought vaults and tombs in St. Louis No. 2 were free before the Civil War. Their tombs are each chapters in a fascinating success story.
Come hear tales of black poets, writers, and a skilled swordsman/mathematician. Stand at the final resting places of Reconstruction politicians, officers in the Union Army, devout Catholic nuns, and wealthy black planters. Tour is 1 1/2 hours long and meets at Backatown Coffee Parlour, 301 Basin St. NOLA