The New Orleans Creoles of colour: Creole golden age, Part 2 of 3

Congo Square, New Orleans, central to the development of Creole Music and culture (© Flickr/Iris@photos)

Many Creoles of colour arrived in the New World in the early 19th century and settled in New Orleans, considered the most multicultural of American cities. Creoles made important contributions to the city whether it was under French, Spanish or American rule. A growing number of scholars are uncovering fascinating insights into the history of these people — their role in business life, the Black Code, their complicated relations with white Creoles and their quadroon balls.

Producer: David Swatling

Broadcast: October 4, 2002