February 7, 2016

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Saturday Open Thread: Little Known Stories of Plac’ees – or rather 18th Century THOTs

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Feast Of All Saints is a historical novel by author and New Orleans native Anne Rice. The plot centers on the gens de couleur libres, or free people of color, who lived in New Orleans before the Civil War and in particular, the placage system and its effect on the children born from this institution.

In 2001, a miniseries of the same name premiered on Showtime starring Jennifer Beals, Gloria Reuben, Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis and more. [Continue Reading…]

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