December 07, 2021 6:00 PM to 8:00 PMUptown Campus
A FREE FILM SCREENING OF "FAUBOURG TREMÉ: THE UNTOLD STORY OF BLACK NEW ORLEANS"
Faubourg Tremé is considered the oldest black neighborhood in America, the origin of the southern civil rights movement, and the birthplace of jazz. Long before Hurricane Katrina, two native New Orleanians, one black and one white -- writer Lolis Eric Elie and filmmaker Dawn Logsdon -- began documenting the rich, living culture of this historic district. Miraculously, their tapes survived the disaster unscathed. The completed film, which critics have hailed as "devastating," "charming," and "revelatory," brims with unearthed historical nuggets. This film screening is part of Tulane University's 2021/2022 Sawyer Seminar, "Sites of Memory: New Orleans and Place-Based Histories of the Americas," sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Two other events related to the themes of urban displacement and historical memory, focusing on New Orleans and Rio de Janeiro, will occur on December 10th and December 12th.