Creolizing Currents: Bambara

West Africa, 1781
Rigobert Bonne, "Angola et Benguela, avec les pays voisins autant qu'ils sont connus." (Paris: Lattre, 1781).

This 1781 map shows West African coastal islands and ports from which captifs were shipped to Louisiana: Isle et Fort de St. Louis, Isle Gorée, Isle Bissao, Judah (Whydah, Ouida) and Cabinda.

New Orleans from the West Bank, 1726
Jean Pierre Lassus, "Veüe et Perspective de la Nouvelle Orléans." Archives Nationales d'Outre-mer.

The New Orleans African American Museum (NOAAM) is located in Faubourg Treme, at 1418 Governor Nicholls Street, phone (504) 566-1136.

Generous assistance provided by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation.