AfriGeneas Free Persons of Color Forum
A Multitude of Colors
On the Louisiana State Museum's website is a downloadable pamphet called " A Multitude of Colors" about the history of Louisiana and its people.
The museum describes: "Medley of Cultures contains essays on topics in Louisiana history from European exploration through the Reconstruction period, all based on recent scholarship. Chapters expand on information presented in the exhibit text, including cultural, economic, educational, and recreational history; disease and death; and epochal events like the Battle of New Orleans and the Civil War."
Even if your research is focused on other areas of the country, you will find this pamphlet a fascinating read. Click on the pdf (ugh pdf files) entitled Medley of Cultures. Its pages present profiles of free people of color that are not recorded in many traditional histories of Louisiana. Also included are examples of wills, the right to litigate etc.
K Wyer Lane