How To Spend
A Day In
Much of what makes New Orleans great comes directly from the black people that call the Crescent City home.
If you’re thinking of planning a trip here, we’ll tell you how to go a full day supporting black-owned businesses!
Check-in at The Moor, a Hausotel
Owned by Howard University alums Damon Lawrence and Marcus Carey, The Moor is one of just a few black-owned hotels in New Orleans.
GRAB A COFFEE AT BACKATOWN
The coffee is made from coffee beans sourced from a company in NOLA and then roasted by one of the country’s only black-owned roasters located in Mississippi.
Find local black literature at Community Book Center
Vera Warren-Williams opened this hub for black literature and culture in 1983. Here you’ll find titles by mainstream and independent authors.
Have lunch and treats at the
Come try a cup of crawfish étouffée, fried chicken, stuffed crab, or seafood po’ boys. Afterwards, head to the attached praline shop.
Learn about Treme's History at The Backstreet Cultural Museum
Visit this two-room museum of Sylvester Francis’ photographs, costumes, accessories, and memorabilia he collected over the years.
Take the New Orleans Black Heritage & Jazz City tour
All Bout Dat Tours dives deep into how the black experience has built and continues to sustain New Orleans.
Take a tour of BMike’s Studio BE
Head to the Bywater neighborhood to view the vibrant, sweeping murals by acclaimed social justice artist Brandan “Bmike” Odums.
Make Hurricanes at the
New Orleans Drink Lab
Shake things up by learning how to make classic New Orleans cocktails like the Sazerac, the Hurricane, and Ramos Gin Fizz.
Have dinner at Dooky Chase’s
This institution has been around since 1941 and the menu, which features signature dishes like Shrimp Clemenceau and Chicken Creole, is better than ever.
End the day with live music at Prime Example Jazz Blues Food
This Broad Street hot spot has music nearly every night, with both local and visiting acts hitting the stage throughout the week.
Ready to check out Black NOLA?
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