Oldest Black neighborhood

Oldest Black neighborhood

The story of the oldest Black neighborhood in the United States.

“Long before Rosa Parks, people in my neighborhood [Faubourg Tremé] lived a civil rights movement that changed the course of American history.” – Lolis Eric Elie, journalist, writer, “Faubourg Tremé — The Untold Story of Black New Orleans”

Faubourg Tremé was the oldest black neighborhood in America.  Situated north of the French Quarter in New Orleans, it was home to the first civil rights movement, the first black daily newspaper, black businesses, and more.  The neighborhood is often left out of history books in spite of its very rich and important history.

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