AfriGeneas Free Persons of Color Forum
Mother Henriette Delille
The debate rages across the internet about the proposed canonization of Mother Henriette Delille - a free creole of color, "born in 1813 in New Orleans to Jean Baptiste Delille-Sarpy and Pouponne Dias. Her mother was a quandroon and the mistress of her father, who was an aristocrat. Henriette's great great grandmother, Nanette, was a slave"
Recently - Vanessa Williams portrayed her in a made-for-TV movie.
Well, it's a fascinating bit of history, nonetheless, and those of you doing research in LA may find it quite interesting.