Freddi Williams Evans

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Freddi Williams Evans is the author of Come Sunday: A Young Reader’s History of Congo Square and Congo Square: African Roots in New Orleans, which received the 2012 Louisiana Humanities Book of the Year Award and has been published in French. Her research influenced the city ordinance that made the name “Congo Square” the official name of the landmark. Evans is also an award-winning author of three historically-based children’s books.

 


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Come Sunday: A Young Reader's History of Congo Square

Come Sunday is an image-driven book for middle grade students that includes culturally relevant content with parallel histories of Congo Square and New Orleans, historical background on present-day cultural practices, and over 100 images and primary source documents that promote critical thinking.

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