New Orleans is considered the Northernmost part of the Caribbean. Historically it served as a major port and access point for New France into North America. The Haitian Revolution played an integral role in the expansion and growth of this city and influenced African American culture and life, and practices and architecture across the city. Today, New Orleans continues to attract new groups of migrant populations from the region as its story evolves in a post-Katrina context. My Nola, My Story maps the historical and contemporary connections between New Orleans and the region in the StoryMap below created by Xavier University students in Dr. Shearon Roberts' Latin America and the Caribbean course.
Dr. Shearon Roberts