New Orleans, Louisiana: Tomb of the Unknown Slave

On the side of Saint Augustine Catholic Church, according to a 2004 plaque the shrine of "grave crosses, chains and shackles" was dedicated to the memory of the nameless, faceless, turfless Africans who met an untimely death in Faubourg Treme."

Saint Augustine Catholic Church

Address:
1210 Governor Nicholls St., New Orleans, LA
Directions:
On the outside of Saint Augustine Catholic Church. Southwest corner of Governor Nicholls and Henriette Delille Sts.
Admission:
Free
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The Saint Augustine Catholic Church in the New Orleans neighborhood of Treme' has a shrine commemorating the slaves that worked and died there. The shrine tells the local history of slaves that were hastily buried in unmarked, unknown graves because of treachery, yellow fever, or other plagues.

[Rachel B., 03/27/2012]

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