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bachelor, arts, sisters, New Orleans


A Congregation of Colored Sisters in New Orleans! To those unfamiliar with the history of the Crescent City, this seems not only an impossibility. Was not New Orleans the slave mart of the South? Is not the color or race prejudice a traditional still adhered to? Is this Congregation in its infancy? If so, when was it founded and by whom? These, and many other questions of the same type are asked by tourists when they are informed that the building on Orleans Street, formerly the Orleans b ballroom, is the Convent of the Holy Family and the motherhouse of a Congregation of Colored Sisters.



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