The New Orleans Creoles of colour: Creole renaissance, Part 3 of 3

Street Art in the Treme section of New Orleans (© Green Global Travel)

After the American Civil War, Creole people of colour found themselves in the same situation as freed black slaves. For example, they could no longer sit in the best seats at the opera house. Some left for Europe, but those who stayed struggled against segregation. By the mid-20th century, Creole culture was in danger of being lost altogether until a Creole renaissance took place.

Producer: David Swatling

Broadcast: October 11, 2002