During 1998 and 1999, the Greater New Orleans Archaeology Program, under the direction of Christopher Mathews, undertook testing and data recovery at the St. Augustine Site (16OR148), in the Tremé neighborhood of New Orleans. The site, currently…

During January 2011, Dr. Shannon Dawdy of the University of Chicago and archaeologist D. Ryan Gray, then a graduate student at U of C, were contacted by a property owner concerned that development of a property on the block formerly occupied by the…

Saint Anthony’s Garden is located just behind the landmark St. Louis Cathedral in the heart of the French Quarter. The space is easily identifiable by the large iron fence and the statue of Jesus with his arms outstretched that casts a remarkable…

In 1983 archaeologists of Coastal Environments, Inc. conducted extensive testing and excavations for the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development in the areas of the proposed east-bound Greater New Orleans Bridge Number 2. The first…

In 1963, sit-ins and boycotts on Canal Street and Dryades Street had been taking place for two years. African Americans were fighting for their Civil Rights both behind the counter and in front of the counter. This meant employment for African…

On February 14, 1957, New Orleans' New Zion Baptist Church hosted a meeting of local pastors. The Reverend Martin Luther, Jr. was in attendance, and by the end of the day, the Southern Leadership Conference (SLC) was formed. A precursor to the…

Formerly known as Shakespeare Park until 1979, this New Orleans urban park, located at the intersection of Washington and Lasalle streets, was the starting point of revolution and change. The Dryades Street Boycott was a result of black New…

Woolworth's was a retail store and site of the historic sit-ins and protests for integration. In 1960, students staged the first lunch counter sit-in at Woolworth's. Students also protested and boycotted the store for two years demanding that…

Segregation was widespread and remained deeply rooted in New Orleans in the early 1960s. Following the Woolworth's lunch counter demonstration in Greensboro, North Carolina, student-led, nonviolent direct action swept across the country. In 1960,…

The Knights of Peter Claver, Inc. is the largest historically African-American Catholic lay organization in the United States. The Claver Building as it is often called, was the headquarters of the New Orleans branch of the NAACP and was a pivotal…