|Tomb of the Unknown Slave at St. Augustine's Parish.|
This is the oldest African American parish in the United States.
|plaque to commemorating slaves at the church|
|These next two pictures are of the Backstreet Cultural Museum. |
Here you can see costumes for an alternative Mardi Gras parade.
It is quite a contrast to Mardi Gras world which we visited as part of the conference
|Congo Square has been a gathering place for Native Americans of New Orleans since before the French arrived. They continue to gather for drumming, dancing, and singing on Sunday afternoons.|
|Kathleen and Lori, both Sisters of St. Joseph minister at the St. Vincent de Paul ESL center.|
|Dorothy [left] is part of this year's Joseph Workers and works at the same center. |
Alison [right] stopped to talk with her during our tour.
|We also visited the office of Helen Prejean, CSJ. Helen is pictured here with Margaret [left] and Carolyn [right]. |
According to Helen, these are the people who make her ministry possible.
Helen was a keynote speaker at our conference.
|Mardi Gras world was quite a contrast to the Backstreet Cultural Museum.|
|The women pictured with Jackie [center] are the St. Joseph Workers for this year.|