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    and the case of Plessy v. Ferguson; and the Life after Death Mourning and Cemetery tour.
# 1 Le Musee de f.p.c.
This house museum is dedicated to preserving the legacy of free people of color, sharing the story through guided reenactment tours of the house, its art, artifacts and other material culture.
#2 Tours By Judy
A licensed tour guide and former history teacher, Judy Bajoie is available for private, personalized and historical presentations.
#3 Hidden History Tours With both walking and bus tours available, historian and tour guide Leon Waters presents New Orleans’ history through people, places and events.
# 4 All Bout Dat Tours Michaela Iverson offers Black Heritage & Jazz tours as well as custom experiences that explore resistance, resilience, and the spirituality of Black life in New Orleans.
# 5 Know NOLA Tours Historian, photographer and tour guide Malik Bartholomew specializes in Black heritage tours and subjects related to New Orleans’ African diasporic culture.
#6 Gumbo Marie Culture Queen Dianne “Gumbo Marie” Honore curates authentic Louisiana heritage presentations, tours and events.
“In order to truly appreciate and enjoy New Orleans, you have to know the back story,” Bajoie says. “When you understand the history, you will know why the food is so good and why the music is so fantastic. You will enjoy it even more when you understand how our culture came to be.”
Bajoie prides herself on being extensive, thorough and factual.
While the French Quarter dates back to 1718 with the founding of New Orleans, she begins her tour by looking back nearly two centuries earlier to 1540 with Bulbancha— the pre-colonial community that was at the site of what is now New Orleans and home to various Native American nations, including the Chitimacha, Choctaw, Ishak, Tunica, and Natchez, indeginous people who were here long before European settlers arrived.
  “If you don’t want the history, you don’t want me,” says Bajoie.
When it comes to picking the right tour, there are plenty of choices. Black-owned tours, attractions and experiences are listed here in the Welcome directory for your convenience. Of course, we have our favorites, and we want to share them.
Taking anyone of these tours guarantees that you will leave New Orleans with something more than a hangover and 15 extra pounds. You will leave with a better understanding of what make New Orleans the best city to visit for fun and culture! 11

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