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Local Civil Rights Heros Honored at Congo Square

On Sunday, while thousands of people are traveling to Washington, D.C to take part in the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, the Congo Square Preservation Society hosted a commemoration of New Orleans Civil Rights Heroes, Marcus Garvey’s Birthday and the 8th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with members of Bamboula 2000, Muhammad Yungai, Sess 45, the Congo Square Drum & Dance Circle, surprise guests and the community.

The drumming and dancing event gives our community the opportunity to come together to celebrate, remember and learn from our collective past.

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