10 Stops on a Black History Tour of New Orleans

by Brooke Obie

Throughout 2018, New Orleans will be celebrating its 300th anniversary. As the celebrating began, I visited my favorite American city. Though the hometown of Mardi Gras is known for its one-of-a-kind food and fun celebrations, it's also rich with culture and history.

Scroll through these photographs to see the oldest African American neighborhood in the country, learn the story of the first coffee seller in New Orleans and meet the people who are shaping the city today. From Congo Square to the Mayor's Office, there is much to learn about one of the most vibrant cities in America. 

This Black History Month, there's no better time to visit New Orleans.

Brooke Obie visited New Orleans courteousy of the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation

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