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Madame Barbara Trevigne | The Magic of Marie Laveau
Madame Barbara Trevigne, a native of New Orleans and descendant of Paul Trevigne, best known as the editor of L'Union, a bilingual black owned newspaper in New Orleans during slavery and reconstruction. Madame Barbara Trevigne received her Master’s in Social Science from Tulane University School of Social Work, a New Orleans Tour Guide and foremost historian on the life of Marie Laveau. Trevigne was honored by Alliance Française for preservation of Creole culture. She has collaborated and published articles in Images of America, African Americans of New Orleans, Gumbo People, New Orleans What Can’t Be Lost, and The Tignon an 18th Century Headdress. Barbara also traced the genesis of the enslaved Glapion family of St. Charles Parish and New Orleans. On this episode, Madame Trevigne discusses her research with her longtime friend, Zella Palmer.
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