New Orleans, Louisiana: Tomb of the Unknown Slave

On the side of Saint Augustine Catholic Church. According to a 2004 plaque, this memorial of "grave crosses, chains, and shackles" is dedicated to the anonymous slaves who died in this New Orleans neighborhood.

Saint Augustine Catholic Church

1210 Governor Nicholls St., New Orleans, LA
On the outside of Saint Augustine Catholic Church. Southwest corner of Governor Nicholls and Henriette Delille Sts.
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Tomb of the Unknown Slave

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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