NOLA Black Selfie Project
August 24, 2019 | 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., NOLA
Free and open to the public
Featuring Sunni Patterson, Troy Sawyer, Jawara Simon, Jafar Pierre and DJ Chris Stylez
The NOLA Black Selfie Project aims to provide New Orleanians with the opportunity to embrace a most profound and powerful connection to our history, to ourselves, and to each other; to colorfully enlighten our past, vindicate who we are, and inspire a future of even greater contributions to our collective history. A photo exhibit was established in 2016 by Frederick "Wood" Delahoussaye as a mission of “self-less selfies” and in the process with hopes to educate and inspire people of all ethnic and racial backgrounds through the lens of New Orleans’ rich, deep and fascinating Black history and culture. The NOLA Black Selfie Project strives to create a more equitable telling of this city’s history for everyone, highlighting the significant influence of Black New Orleanians whose contributions continue to exist in the margins of our history. The theme of equity continues through the Black Selfie Project, in that the information is made easily accessible to all, and everyone is invited to join in by posting selfies and personal stories with the hashtag #NOLABlackSelfie.