What we play is life. – Louis Armstrong
New Orleans has such rich history and culture. One of the most historic places is Armstrong Park. Back in the 1800, Congo Square, located in Armstrong Park, notably known for it being the meeting place for slaves (wait- I hate that word.) I mean… enslaved individuals. Congo Square is formerly known as Place de Negres. A Sunday tradition for enslaved individuals that took place after work.
Armstrong Park also honors famous Jazz musician Louis Armstrong. Born and raised in New Orleans. Just a few steps from the French Quarter, Armstrong Park is filled with unique sculptures, statues, relaxing areas, and perfect photo op moments.
My favorite Armstrong Park shots!
Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong statue tribute.
Inslaved individuals gathered at Congo Square on Sundays in to sing, dance, and drum in authentic West African styles.
Allison “Big Chief Tootie” Montana of Yellow Pocahantas Mardi Gras Indian Tribe.
Charles “Buddy” Bolden- Lengendary Cornet Player remembered as the “First King of Jazz”.
I love exploring the city that I am prow to call my hometown. Look for more posts exploring the history of this famous city.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed!