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Congo Square " African Roots in New Orleans" With Author Freddi Williams Evans

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Joining host Antoinette Harrell is author, Freddi Williams Evans is an alumna of Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, Mississippi where, as a music major, she began studying traditional African music on a study-travel to the University of Ghana at Accra. Evans is the award-winning author of three historically-based children’s books: A Bus of Our Own (2001), The Battle of New Orleans: the Drummer’s Story (2005), and Hush Harbor:Praying in Secret (2008). Her writings for general audiences have appeared in local newspapers, as well as several compilations and anthologies including The Storytelling Classroom: Applications Across the Curriculum (2006) and Kente Cloth: Southwest Voices of the African Diaspora (1998). Her essay “New Orleans’ Congo Square: A Cultural Landmark” appears in Ancestors of Congo Square: African Art in the New Orleans Museum of Art published in 2011.

Also joining  the host Antoinette Harrell for the second hour of the show is genealogist Myron Walker who will share his family genealogy. Myron Walker into the slave dwelling in Franklinton, Louisiana where it ancesors was held as slaves.