Date of Award

Spring 2010

Degree Type



As the third oldest neighborhood in New Orleans and one of the oldest black neighborhoods in the country, Treme is unique in that its population has remained well over 80% black from the colonial period to the present. Bound by Canal Street, North Broad Street, Saint Bernard Avenue, and North Rampart Street, Treme has remained practically untouched by tourism, unlike the adjacent French Quarter. Treme is famous for its rich history, cultural diversity and architecture. The physical preservation of Treme is a vital element in the preservation on its culture. Because of its many long-time residents and cultural traditions, Treme has remained an important place for black Americans on a cultural, economic, and political level.

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