The New Orleans Center for the Gulf South and A Studio in the Woods host a lecture in conjunction with their inaugural Gulf South Writer in the Woods program.
The New Orleans Center for the Gulf South and A Studio in the Woods present “Slave Trail of Tears: The Forgotten Journey of a Million.” Author Edward Ball gives a talk about the one million enslaved African Americans who, before the Civil War, were forced to journey on foot to the Deep South to work on cotton and sugar plantations. Ball discusses the cultural and social impacts of this forced migration, as well as the historical shift in demographics it caused.
This lecture is held in the Freeman Auditorium in Tulane University’s Woldenberg Art Center. For more information, visit Tulane’s website.