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Author Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956- author.

Title Freedom in Congo Square [Hoopla electronic resource].

Edition Unabridged.
Publication Info. [United States] : Dreamscape Media, LLC, 2017.
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Cast Read by J. D. Jackson.
Summary As slaves relentlessly toiled in an unjust system in 19th century Louisiana, they all counted down the days until Sunday, when, at least for half a day, they were briefly able to congregate in Congo Square in New Orleans. There, they were free to set up an open market, sing, dance, and play music. They were free to forget their cares, their struggles, and their oppression. This poetic, nonfiction story about this little-known piece of African American history chronicles the daily duties of such slaves-from chopping logs on Mondays, to baking bread on Wednesdays, to plucking hens on Saturday-and builds to the freedom of Sundays and the special experience of an afternoon spent in Congo Square. Capturing humanity's capacity to find hope and joy even in the most difficult of circumstances and demonstrating how New Orleans' Congo Square was truly freedom's heart.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject African Americans -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Social life and customs -- Juvenile literature.
Congo Square (New Orleans, La.) -- History -- Juvenile literature.
New Orleans (La.) -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Picture books for children.
Stories in rhyme.
Slavery -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Stories in rhyme.
Slavery -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Congo Square (New Orleans, La.) -- Fiction.
Local Subject CALDECOTT HONOR [2017]
Added Author Christie, R. Gregory, 1971- illustrator.
hoopla digital.
ISBN 9781520078540 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
1520078544 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT11923786
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