Michael Matsumaru is currently pursuing an M.A. in history at the University of New Orleans and hopes to graduate in May of 2011. He earned his B.A. from the University of Oregon in 2008, where he majored in journalism and minored in history. He is writing his M.A. thesis on the Desire Housing Project.
The area now known as Congo Square, located in the Tremé neighborhood of New Orleans, emerged as an important public activity locale during the early decades of the French colonial period. Beginning around the middle of the eighteenth century, the Place des Nègres, as it … Read MoreCongo Square, New Orleans, Louisiana