Freedom in Congo Square

Freedom in Congo Square

Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956- author.


First edition.

Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm

Reading Level
AD 600 L Lexile

Subject Term
African Americans -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History.
African Americans -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Social life and customs.

Geographic Term
Congo Square (New Orleans, La.) -- History.
New Orleans (La.) -- History.

Added Author
Christie, R. Gregory, 1971-

"As slaves relentlessly toiled in an unjust system in 19th century Louisiana, they all counted down the days until Sunday, when at least for half a day they were briefly able to congregate in Congo Square in New Orleans. Here they were free to set up an open market, sing, dance, and play music. They were free to forget their cares, their struggles, and their oppression. This story chronicles slaves' duties each day, from chopping logs on Mondays to baking bread on Wednesdays to plucking hens on Saturday, and builds to the freedom of Sundays and the special experience of an afternoon spent in Congo Square."--Provided by publisher.

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