Event Title

Voodoo in the News: New Orleans, 1804-1857

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Presentation

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EHFA 136

Start Date

6-3-2020 3:30 PM

End Date

6-3-2020 4:45 PM

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During the first half of the nineteenth century, Voodoo developed into an organized urban religion in New Orleans. Led by the infamous Voodoo Queens, Voodoo rose to prominence in the spotlight of the growing print media culture of the United States. Skillfully manipulating even negative press coverage, the Queens increased their cultural capital and closely managed the image of Voodoo in New Orleans. Under their leadership, residents of New Orleans gradually accepted Voodoo as a distinctive part of the city's identity by the mid-nineteenth century.

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Theme: Learning Land; Moderator: Sara Makeba Daise, Coastal Carolina University

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Voodoo in the News: New Orleans, 1804-1857

EHFA 136

During the first half of the nineteenth century, Voodoo developed into an organized urban religion in New Orleans. Led by the infamous Voodoo Queens, Voodoo rose to prominence in the spotlight of the growing print media culture of the United States. Skillfully manipulating even negative press coverage, the Queens increased their cultural capital and closely managed the image of Voodoo in New Orleans. Under their leadership, residents of New Orleans gradually accepted Voodoo as a distinctive part of the city's identity by the mid-nineteenth century.