Women of New Orleans History
This is a historic walk of the powerful and infamous women of New Orleans past.
The 'good ole days' were not that good.
Tough, strong, determined women shaping New Orleans history by sheer will.
French and Spanish laws were different and Women had rights to property, income and inheritance.
African Women had limited rights to property and more.
The Octoroon and Quadroon Balls set up a unique situation like no other in that day and age.
Marie Laveau, New Orleans Voodoo Queen!
A smart clever business Women, devout Catholic and Voodoo practitioner.
One of the most powerful Women in our cities history.
She passed away, June 15, 1881, and as an African Female, had an obituary in the NY Times!
We will explain the Voodoo Religion and explore Marie's life and legend. How she rose to power and Voodoo in New Orleans today.
A Baroness, a Voodoo Priestess, a Madame with
the Key to the city, an accused Murderess
and other women who helped shape
the history of our city.
Hear the truth about New Orleans Voodoo Queen ,
Marie Laveau and the Voodoo religion as well as
tantalizing tales of Norma Wallace ,
the city's 'Last Madame' ,
a no nonsense business women who ruled her world
like no man ever could!
Learn about the Baroness Pontalba, her infamous
shootout and her legacy to the city,
the true story of the maligned Delphine LaLaurie
and the alleged tortures that have shadowed her legacy.
*Go Magazine / Air Tran August 2013!
"100 Essential Travel Experiences"
"Where: New Orleans
The details: The Women of New Orleans History tour lets you see the French Quarter from the
perspective of its sassiest women.
Girl power happy hour: Go for a drink with
the tours’ guide Jane Dekovitch.
A debutante-turned-decorated war veteran,
she can trace her family’s roots to
New Orleans’ founding fathers. "
$25 pp @ 3 pm Daily!
Available by Private Tour!
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