Surdna Foundation Funds Exhibit Mapping 150 Years of Activism in New Orleans
Points on a large "resistance map" in the Albert and Tina Small Center for Collaborative Design show the locations of more than 300 rallies, demonstrations and marches across New Orleans.
The display is part of the Small Center’s current exhibit, Sites of Resistance, which chronicles social justice demonstrations and movements in New Orleans from 1863 to today.
The maps pinpoint the location of more than 300 rallies, demonstrations and marches across the city. Areas with large groupings of events indicate important locations of historical organizing. Some, like City Hall are expected, while others have a more forgotten role.
The exhibit also offers profiles of notable activism efforts from the past 150 years. From an early attempt to integrate New Orleans’ public schools during Reconstruction to an 1892 strike of more than 25,000 union workers pushing for better working conditions, the stories elevate often overlooked moments in the city’s history. ...