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What is the history of African-Americans in Louisiana?
The original inhabitants of the Louisiana territory were the Black Washitaws. They were the original mound builders that built thousands of mounds and piramids along the Mississippi river valley basin. Their decendants still live in Louisiana, which is their ancestral home. They successfully sued the United States in international court for selling the Louisiana Territory, their ancestral homeland. As a result, the US had to give back 60,000 acres in Louisiana and they are recognized by the UN as a separate nation.
Louisiana has benefited tremendously from the presence of Africans in America. Since New Orleans was a major slave port, it had its pick of the most skilled African architects, iron workers, builders and other artisans. That's why all slave port cities were laid out so beautifully, with exquisite architecture, iron working and craftmanship. The African American influence in Louisiana has been tremendous. Unfortunately, the various rivaling European cultures in Louisiana were very oppressive to Africans. They created a rigid cast system based on skin color. The idea of creole, octaroon, quadroon and malotto originated in Louisiana's cast system.
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African American's have contributed to medical, scientific, educational, culinary and so many other areas of prestige in America. The focus on the History of black peoples is …to commemorate a race of people who were brought to a foreign place against their will to be servants, only to eventually rise as intellectuals and make significant discoveries in the midst of suppression. It's America's way of saying "WOW" "After all of that" "You guys are still striving?" It's a way to respect, congratulate and acknowledge a people who have came through so much.
Yes. Hurricane Katrina was the deadliest hurricane in Louisiana history with over 1,500 of the storm's 1,836 deaths occurring in that state with damage reaching into the tens …of billions of dollars.
The louisianan purchase doubled the size of America, and it brougth new coltures and citizens
Chicago was founded by its first inhabitant (who stayed) Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable.
African Americans brought okra or in African "gumbo". also yams and rice.
Ibn Khaldun (1332-1406) "However, there is one major early historian of Africa in the best modern sense. This is Ibn Khaldun (1332-1406), who, if he were better known to wes…tern scholars, might well usurp Herodotus' title of 'the father of history.' Iban Khaldun was, of course, a North African, native of Tunis. Part of his work is concerned with Africa." "The development of African historiography" by J.D. Fage 26-27 As far as African American history goes: Years before there were any black history departments, Franklin was researching the stories of African-Americans. His interest in African American history began while he was a graduate student in the 1930s, and he published the book, From Slavery to Freedom: A History of Negro Americans in 1947. Franklin was the first African-American to hold an endowed chair at Duke University, the first African-American chairman of the University of Chicago's history department and the first African-American president of the American Historical Association. Franklin also contributed to pivotal events of the civil rights movement; he worked with Thurgood Marshall's team of lawyers in the landmark desegregation case Brown v. Board of Education and he marched with Martin Luther King, Jr in a 1965 protest for voting rights in Montgomery, Alabama.
Before the Louisiana Purchase the French were big on having slaves so when the purchase occurred some of the French dissipated, leaving their slaves behind. Since the sl…aves had no where to go they just stayed in Louisiana.
With the Louisiana Purchase, the United States doubled its territory. It also began a westward expansion toward the Pacific which would make it a two ocean nation. While the s…outhern part of the Louisiana Purchase was suitable for slavery, the northern part was not. Thus, a number of foreigners without slaves moved to establish farms in the northern part of that territory. They would be loyal solders for the Union in the Civil War.
Frederick Douglass, Dr. King, Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, Rev. James Lawson, Diane Nash, Septima Clark, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Rev. Lowery, E D Nixon, JoAnn Gibson Robi…nson, Medgar Evers, James Baldwin, A. Philip Randolph, W E B DuBois, Booker T. Washington, Jack Johnson, Rosa Parks, Eldridge Cleaver, Bobby Hutton, Bobby Seale, Huey Newton, Julian Bond, John Lewis, Emmett Till, etc. The list is endless!
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According to census.gov, the 2007 ACS population estimate of African-American people in Louisiana is 1,387,608 which is 31.9% of Louisiana's total population and it has the se…con highest percentage of blacks in the US. The Black population decreased because of Hurricane Katrina when much of Louisiana was forcefully evacuated.
Because it wasn't stolen by force
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The phrase "Queen of the South" has been used to describe New Orleans throughout history. The word "quixotic" has been used to refer to people who refused to evacuate in t…he face of?æHurricane Katrina.