LOCATIONS for Exhibit 1 and 2
Site 1 and Site 2 Site 1: MAP Esplanade Ave & Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70116 APPLE MAPS ANDRIOD
Location: Esplanade Ave & Chartres St New Orleans, LA 70116
(front side) In 1808, the US Congress abolished the international slave trade, contributing to a significant increase in the domestic slave trade, or the trafficking of human beings within the boundaries of the United States. During the fifty-seven years that followed, an estimated 2 million men, women, and children were separated from families and forcibly moved by slave traders and owners. The largest numbers were brought from the Upper South to the Lower South via overland and water routes. New Orleans was the center of this trade, resulting in more than fifty documented sites. More enslaved people were sold here from slave pens, public squares, government buildings, church properties, city taverns, private residences, auction houses, and even ballrooms of luxury hotels than anywhere else in the US.
Within a one-block radius of this marker were the New Orleans offices, showrooms, and slave pens of over a dozen slave trading firms, including Franklin, Armfield, and Ballard, Hope New Orleans and the Domestic Slave Trade Marker (<i>back side</i>) image. Click for full size. Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 11, 2018 2. New Orleans and the Domestic Slave Trade Marker (back side) Hull Slatter, John Hagan, Joseph Bruin, and others. Their networks, which undergirded the antebellum economy, stretched from Norfolk, Baltimore, Louisville, and Memphis to New Orleans, Natchez, Galveston, Pensacola, and beyond. Learn more
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Located in the Faubourg Marigny, from the corner of Esplanade Ave. and Chartres St., is the former site of Theophilus Freeman's notorious slave pen (demolished after the Civil War) where Solomon Northup, a free man of color from New York, was sold into slavery in 1841. Northup's story is chronicled in his 1853 memoir "12 Years a Slave" and in the award winning movie by the same name. Erected by The Afro-Louisiana Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music. Location. 29° 57.764′ N, 90° 3.539′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is on Esplanade Avenue near Chartres Street, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Orleans LA 70116, United States of America. Touch for directions. Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New Orleans and the Domestic Slave Trade (a few steps from this marker); Denis House (within shouting distance of this marker); Bringier – Barnett House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lamothe House Solomon Northup Marker image. Click for full size. Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, June 24, 2017 2. Solomon Northup Marker (within shouting distance of this marker); Fauboug Marigny (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gauche House (about 500 feet away); United States Mint (about 600 feet away); Dominique Bouligny House (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans. Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. New Orleans Slave Trade Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 2,189 times since then and 553 times this year. Last updated on May 11, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 25, 2017. - From HMDB.ORG https://www.hmdb.org/m.asp?m=117277
Passage is an augmented reality (AR) artwork installation based on a slave ship docked at the Port of New Orleans. It is intended to educate the public about the Middle Passage and the treatment of enslaved African captives. The experience is meant to provide representation of the captives. The main sculptural object is a ship based on some of the first ships to arrive in Louisiana with Africans. A slave ship filled with sculptures that represent 200 enslaved people. This is a work in progress that will be exhibited in a larger series called Slavery Trails, a decentralized memorial to slavery in the United States.
Slavery Trails: a decentralized memorial to slavery.
Slavery Trails are site-specific augmented reality (AR) sculpture exhibits created to give representation to the enslaved people who we try to forget. I want to physically and virtually mark areas where enslaved people were held, sold, and worked in the United States. The concept of the Passage exhibit is where it all started for me, where real human beings were stacked in a vessel in conditions that were inhumane. We try to ignore how this city and country were really built by not erecting memorials to the enslaved either in New Orleans or nationally. But it is time to give these people who came here by force the human dignity they deserve by at least acknowledging that they were here.
– Marcus Brown 2023