« New Orleans : cultural Blender of the Atlantic World »,
Sylvia Frey, Université Tulane
This is the story of three intersecting lives and cultures: Jean-Charles, Chevalier de Pradel, a French officer of the Marine Regiment; St. Louis La Nuit, an afranchi, or free man of color, and Carlos, an enslaved Senegalese man. Despite vastly different life experiences, the friction of their meeting in New Orleans played a crucial role in the city’s creative fabric and helped shape the social architecture and the cultural texture of the city in fundamental ways that are recognizable today.
Bellile, Francisco Simar de,
Homme de couleur libre
Lanuit, St. Louis
Pradel, Jean-Charlee, Chevalier de