Freedom in Congo Square

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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.
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Grouping Title freedom in congo square
Grouping Author weatherford carole boston
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display_description "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. Here 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 story chronicles slaves' duties each day, 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."--Provided by publisher.
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subject_facet African Americans -- History -- Juvenile literature
African Americans -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Social life and customs -- Juvenile literature
Caldecott honor book -- 2017
Children's audiobooks
Congo Square (New Orleans, La.) -- History -- Juvenile literature
Meetings -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- Juvenile literature
New Orleans (La.) -- History -- Juvenile literature
Slavery -- Juvenile literature
Stories in rhyme
Sunday -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- Juvenile literature
title_display Freedom in Congo Square
title_full Freedom in Congo Square
Freedom in Congo Square / Carole Boston Weatherford
Freedom in Congo Square / by Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
title_short Freedom in Congo Square
title_sub
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History
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Meetings
Slavery
Social life and customs
Sociology
Sunday