Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans

Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans

Faubourg Tremé is arguably the oldest black neighbourhood in the US, the birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement and the home of jazz. The rich and vibrant character of the place is recreated through archival footage of parades, past and present. In the early 1800’s, free black people in Tremé were publishing poetry and conducting symphonies. Long before Rosa Parks, Tremé leaders organized sit-ins and protests that successfully desegregated the city’s streetcars and schools. Today civil rights battles continue and many Tremé residents are unable to return home after Hurricane Katrina. A music-filled and riveting tale of hope, heartbreak and resiliency. Golden Gate Award; San Francisco Int’l Film

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