Across the street from New Orleans’ famous French Quarter, I have my feet in a different neighborhood. While less known to visitors than the bars and buildings on Bourbon Street, the Tremé is no less important in the history of the city. The oldest African American residential district in the United States, this neighborhood has been home to political, economic and cultural events that over the past two centuries have shaped black America and helped define the city’s culture. Read more.
New Orleans’ Tremé neighborhood helped shape U.S. culture