Professor Emily Clark on the Rise of Black Women such as Venerable Henriette Delille in 19th Century New Orleans
May 9, 2023
Start Time: 7:00 pm ET
Professor Emily Clark will discuss the lives of Black Catholic women in the context of late 18th century and 19th century life in New Orleans, offering background on the many unique features of life in New Orleans. The region’s development under French and Spanish rule brought the enslavement and transport of African people, Code Noir, color labels such as quadroon, the creolization of culture and religion, and how free women of color such as Henriette Delille, Juliette Gaudin, and Josephine Charles were able to found the second successful religious community of Black Catholic women, the Sisters of the Holy Family, in the United States.