New ‘African Palace’ in New Orleans opens to tourists
New Orleans, La.
(AP) The New Orleans Public Library opened Monday to visitors for the first time since its original dedication in 1884.
The library’s new African-themed building in the city’s downtown core is the brainchild of a group of people who wanted to do something to show the world that the world of African culture still exists.
The group is named after an African-American abolitionist leader, and the building is the first of its kind in the United States.
New Orleans has been a center of African- American culture for generations.
A few hundred people visited the new library in the fall.
It was built on the former site of the slave plantation known as the Angola plantation.
The Library of Congress said the new building will be a place for the city to be seen by tourists and for African-Americans to visit.
It will also serve as a place to discuss, promote and promote the book and other cultural materials, the library said in a statement.
The building is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and it will be closed on Sundays and holidays.
The new library is expected to draw about 4,000 visitors annually, according to the library.
The African-centric building is made up of three floors and features the traditional white library building with its black-and-white striped chairs, an antique desk and an old-fashioned bookcase.
It also includes a museum.
The buildings name was inspired by a meeting between the library’s founder, Louis Pita, and his son, James Pita.
Louis Pia was born in Africa in 1843.
He went on to found the New Orleans branch of the NAACP, and he was the first African-born mayor of New Orleans.
James Pia became the city commissioner of public works in 1869, and in 1877, he became the first president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
He was a civil rights activist and a leading voice in the movement to end slavery in the South.
In 1883, Pita and James Pima moved the library to New Orleans after it was established in Louisiana.
The structure was named after Pita’s son, Louis, who became the founder of the African-Pita Foundation.
In the 1960s, the African American community was in turmoil over its treatment of African Americans.
A civil rights movement was underway that culminated in the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
In 1967, the Library of Parliament was built to memorialize the civil rights martyrs of the 1960’s.
The foundation also established the African Heritage Museum, a museum and collection dedicated to African American history, culture and heritage.
The museum is now housed in the library and the library is partnering with other institutions to create a website for visitors to explore the library, including an exhibit that shows the history of African American slaves in Louisiana, the city said.
“It’s going to be an incredible place for people to go and explore, and I think it’s going be an exciting addition to our city,” New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said in an interview.
The site is about half the size of the library in New York City, and visitors can go inside the African palace.
Landrieau said the city is proud of its African-focused building.
“The African-inspired library building is one of the most beautiful structures in the world, and we wanted to show it,” Landrieucas chief of staff, Kevin Tugwell, said in the interview.
Landriueu said the library has received support from the city, and will open its doors in the summer.
The project is part of a larger effort to develop an African American heritage library and a museum of African African American culture.
“This is a great way to highlight the importance of the city and the history and culture that goes back there,” Landriu said.
Landrueu hopes the building can serve as an inspiration to others.
“We’re going to do everything in our power to make sure that we’re bringing the best out of this building, because we can’t do it without it,” he said.