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Freddi Williams Evans

Freddi Williams Evans is an independent scholar and the author of Congo Square: African Roots in New Orleans, the first comprehensive study of the historic landmark and the recipient of the Louisiana Humanities 2012 Book of the Year Award.  Her research and advocacy influenced the 2011 New Orleans City Council ordinance that made the name “Congo Square” the official name of the world-famous location. Evans co-chairs the New Orleans Committee to Erect Historic Markers for the Transatlantic Slave Trade to Louisiana and the Domestic Slave Trade to New Orleans and also serves on the New Orleans Tricentennial Subcommittee on Domestic Slave Trade Markers.