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Free screening of The Quorum, a film about New Orleans' early-'60s, barrier-smashing coffee house

this is a discussion within the NOLA Community Forum; The Quorum , a 2004 documentary by Maurice M. Martinez and Harriet J. Ottenheimer, traces the history of an interracial, multicultural coffe shop that thrived for a time in early-'60s New Orleans despite state laws barring blacks and whites from ...

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Free screening of The Quorum, a film about New Orleans' early-'60s, barrier-smashing coffee house

The Quorum, a 2004 documentary by Maurice M. Martinez and Harriet J. Ottenheimer, traces the history of an interracial, multicultural coffe shop that thrived for a time in early-'60s New Orleans despite state laws barring blacks and whites from even sitting together in bars and restaurants. Located at 611 Esplanade near Chartres in the Marigny, The Quorum was a haven for artists, writers, actors, poets, scholars, and bohemians and activists of every imaginable stripe.? [ Read more ]

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