Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

Film Screening: "Traces of the Trade: A Slave Trade Story from the Deep North"

March 24th, 2011
6 p.m.

Lavin Bernick Center (LBC)
Kendall Cram Lecture Hall
Room 213

In the early twenty-first century members of the DeWolf family of Rhode Island set about exploring their family’s history as one of the largest slave trading dynasties in US history. Katrina Browne’s film traces these family members journey from Rhode Island, to Ghana and also to Cuba. The film seeks to engage multi layered questions about race, history and the history of wealth and inequity in the United States and beyond. After the film, one of the DeWolf family members, Holly Fulton, will facilitate discussion. Refreshments will be available.

This event is sponsored by Newcomb College Institute, the Payson Center for International Development, and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, co-sponsored with the Department of History and African and African Diaspora Program.

For more information please contact the Payson Center at 865-5240 or Professor Rosanne Adderley in the Department of History,




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Carnaval Latino and Parade of the Americas

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Join us for the 19th annual Carnaval Latino festival in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month on October 13 through October 15, 2018.

The Hispanic culture has thrived in New Orleans for almost 300 years, and Spanish influence can be seen all over the city. To celebrate the best of Latin culture, Carnaval Latino returns to the downtown area.

The Hispanic American Musicians and Artists Cultural Association hosts the festival to celebrate the music, food, art and culture of Latin America. Numerous musicians, both locally and from overseas, perform to honor the rich Spanish heritage in New Orleans.

In addition to live music and fantastic food, the Krewe of Quetzal will kick off the celebration with a New Orleans style parade, Desfile de Las Americas, or Parade of the Americas, on Saturday, October 13. See the Hispanic community ride in elaborate costumes, throwing souvenirs to the crowds. After the parade, festival goers will then enjoy Latin music, art, food and drink, during Carnaval Latino’s festival at Generations Hall in the Warehouse District.

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On Wednesday, November 14, the Latin American Library at Tulane University will host Dr. Hortensia Calvo, Doris Stone Director of the Latin American Library, for a talk titled, Forging a New World: Books & Writing in Early Spanish America, 1492-1821.

This presentation is part of the Tulane University Women’s Association’s Jane and Herbert Longenecker Lecture Series. The event is dedicated to María García Daly.