Faubourg Treme The Untold Story of Black New Orleans
A film by Dawn Logsdon & Lolis Eric Elie

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Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans

A film by Dawn Logsdon & Lolis Eric Elie

Executive Producers

Stanley Nelson
Wynton Marsalis

Directed by

Dawn Logsdon

Co-Directed & Written by

Lolis Eric Elie

Produced by

Lucie Faulknor
Lolis Eric Elie
Dawn Logsdon

Cinematography by

Diego Velasco
Keith Smith
Bobby Shepard

Edited by

Dawn Logsdon
Sam Green
Aljernon Tunsil


Derrick Hodge


JoNell Kennedy

On-Line Editor/Colorist

John Crossley


Glen David Andrews
Eric Foner
John Hope Franklin
Bob French
Fr. Jerome LeDoux
Wynton Marsalis
Keith Weldon Medley
Brenda Marie Osbey
Laura Rouzan
Kalamu ya Salaam
Lenwood Sloan
Irving Trevigne

Louisiana Living History Project Actors

Harold Evans
Donald Lewis, Jr.
Karen Kaia Livers
Lenwood Sloan
Barbara Trevigne

Other Reenactment Performers

Keith M. Plessy
Elmer Von Dullen
Raymond Vrazel, Jr.


Salome Milstead
Renee Lapeyrolerie

Line Producers

Jamie Balthazar
Emily Lundin

Associate Producers

Gina Charbonnet
Rebecca Snedeker

Additional Camera

Neil Alexander
Walter Bardell
Andy Black
Bill Casanova
Keith Crews
Ralph Madison
Salome Milstead
Reginald "Trigger" Smith
Alex Vlackos

Location Sound

Lucie Faulknor
Carolina Loreto
Kenneth Smith
Gabriel Velasco
Tim Watson


Gary Allen
Kenneth Smith
Daniel Rector
Carolina Loreto

Additional Writing

Marcia Smith

Additional Editing

Laurie Schmidt
Angela Reginatto

Assistant Editors

Drew Stubbs
Kevin Jones
Will Lloyd

Production Assistants

Rob Booth
Elsa Hahne
Kiara Nagle
Carrie Stone
Naurine Vidrine

Title Design and Graphics

Bobby Vandyke

Original Illustrations

Michelle Prinz

Dialogue Editor

Vanessa Lapato

Sound Effects Editor

Billy Theriot

Re-Recording Mixer

Larry Blake

Editing Consultants

Deborah Hoffman
Veronica Selver

Director of Research

Caryn Cossé Bell

Project Advisors

James Borders
Janet Cole
Rob Epstein
Sam Green
Julie Gustafson
Stanley Nelson
Marcia Smith

Historical Advisors

Caryn Cossé Bell
Gwendolyn Midlo Hall
Jessica Harris
Leon Litwak
Joseph Logsdon
Keith Medley
Brenda Marie Osbey
Lawrence Powell
Bruce Boyd Raeburn
Laura Rouzan
Rebecca J. Scott
Barbara Trevigne
Martha C. Ward

Archival Consultants

Florence Borders
Kenn Rabin
John Magill

Archival Researchers

Melissa Adams
Morgan Coy
Laurie Coyle
Linda Davis
Gabrielle Mullen
Gwen Redus
Shelene Roumillat
Rebecca Snedeker
Barbara Trevigne
Mary White
Karen Wyatt

Post Production Intern

Kathryn McGarr

Post Production Services

Phoenix Edit.Effects.Design, San Francisco, CA
Lisa Hinman, Jonathan Hinman, Sheila Smith

Post Production Sound Services

Swelltone Labs, New Orleans, LA

Score Musicians

Brice Winston: Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet
Terrell Stafford: Trumpet
Aaron Parks: Piano
Derrick Hodge: Acoustic & Electric Bass
Kendrick Scott: Drums & Percussion
Recorded & Mixed at The Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Joe Smeltz: Recording & Mixing Engineer


"Second Line (Joe Avery's Blues)"
Written by Sinigal & Hines
Performed by Bob French's Original Tuxedo Jazz Band & Friends
Courtesy of Royal Tuxedo Records

"Tremé Song"
Written by John Boutté
Performed by John Boutté and Friends
Courtesy of Bose Corp.

"Take it to the Street"
Performed by Rebirth Brass Band
Written by Stafford Agee III, Keith Frazier, Philip Frazier III, Kermit Ruffins
Courtesy of Rounder Records

"Over in the Glory Land"
Performed by Bunk Johnson and Band
Courtesy of American Music Records and the GHB Jazz Foundation

"Burgundy Street Blues"
Written by George Lewis
Performed by George Lewis' Ragtime Jazz Band at the Municipal Auditorium, Congo Square
Courtesy of American Music Records and the GHB Jazz Foundation

"Knock with Me"
Performed and Written by Glen David Andrews
Courtesy of Glen David Andrews Music Inc.

"Just a Closer Walk with Thee"
Performed live by Irvin Mayfield and Ronald Markham at Christ Church Cathedral


Randall Feldman
Jim Moriarty
Beth Utterbach
Vic Giancola


Beth Courtney
Clay Fourrier
Tika Laudun

Legal Services

Daniel M. Satorius
Lommen Abdo Law Firm

Website Design

Steve Sharp, Columbia Post Productions

Locations Courtesy of

The William Faulkner House
Pitot House, Louisiana Landmarks Society
Rural Life Museum, Baton Rouge, LA
Tulane University, Printmaking Department
WWOZ-FM, New Orleans
St. Augustine Church, Archdiocese of New Orleans
Saint Louis Cemetery I and II
New Orleans Regional Transit Authority
Calvary Spiritual Church

Accommodations Courtesy of

Karen Kaia Livers
Joan Rhodes

Catering Services Courtesy of

La Spiga Bakery- Dana Logsdon
Scott Barton and Jill London
Abita Brewery
Tonya Hopkins

Fiscal Agent

Video Veracity, Inc.

Archival Sources

ABCNEWS VideoSource
Allen-Littlefield Collection- Lynching photos of Laura Nelson, Virgil Jones, Robert Jones, Thomas Jones and Joseph Riley
The Amistad Research Center at Tulane University - Brenda Square, Archivist
The Historic New Orleans Collection, including the William Russsell Collection and Jules Cahn Collection- John Magill & Jude Solomon, Archivists
CNN, Brian Fulford, Archivist
Heldon Films, Don Perry Collection
Historic Films Archive
William R. Hogan Jazz Archives, Tulane University- Bruce Boyd Raeburn, Lynn Abbott, Archivists
Housing Authority of New Orleans
LA Creole Association - Pat Schexnayder
Library of Congress
Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans - Florence Jumonville, Archivist
Louisiana State Museum- Tom Lanham, Archivist
The Menil Collection, Houston, TX
National Archives & Records Administration
New Orleans Museum of Art- E. John Bullard, Director
New Orleans Notorial Archives - Ann Wakefield, Archivist
James Porter Collection- Brenda Thorton
New Orleans Public Library, Special Collections- Wayne Everard, Greg Osborne, Irene Wainwright, Archivist
New Orleans Times-Picayune
Northwind Picture Archives
Preservation Hall - Ben Jaffe
Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library
Tulane University, Louisiana Collection- Bill Menary, Archivist
UCLA Film & Television Archive
Ursulines Convent Archives - Sr. Joan Acock, Archivist
Xavier University Archives & Special Collections - Lester Sullivan, Archivist

Additional footage & stills courtesy of the following individuals
Neil Alexander
Alden Ashforth, 1952 Mardi Gras Brass Band Footage
Ann & Jack O. Brittain & Their Children
Daniel & Pascale Bechet
Bliss Broyard
Dionne Butler
Bess Carrick
Ed & Lolita Cherrie
Anne Craig
Gilbert Estrada
Cerlida Fletcher
Lynne Jensen & Family
Andrew Jourdain, The Bernal & Charbonnet Families
Peggy Scott Laborde
Jacques Morial
James Nolan
Brenda Marie Osbey
Royce Osborn
Mark Paul
Lauren Thompson and Chris Tetens
Reginald "Trigger" Smith
Eric Waters
Dietrich Wawyzn

Very Special Thanks

Backstreet Cultural Museum
Christine Badgley
Orlando Bagwell
Lambert Boissiere
David Bransten
Drex Brumfield
Karen Carter
Bernard Charbonnet
Charbonnet's Livery Service
Leah Chase
Sonya Childress
Teresa Cole
Peter Coyote
Lucille Crump Moore
Ike & Marie Edwards
Gerri Elie
Migel Elie
Lolis Edward Elie
Michelle Elmore
Vaughn Fauria
Kenneth & Melba Ferdinand
Ferrara Family
Randy Fertel
Rob Florence
Adella "The Storytella" Gautier
Carol Elie Gray
Willie Green
John Hankins
Jackie Harris
Jessica Harris
Jonathan Hinman
Lisa Hinman
Mary Howell
Paulette Irons
Benny Jones, Sr.
Jacquie Jones
Mitch Landrieu
Leon Litwak
Dana Logsdon
Joseph Logsdon
Mary Logsdon
Little People's Bar
Barry Martyn
Money Wasters Social, Aid & Pleasure Club
Marc Morial
Edwin R. Murray
New Birth Brass Band
New Orleans Regional Transit Authority
Wendell Pierce
Lawrence Powell
Powell Family
Bruce Boyd Raeburn
Michael Ravitch
Cedric Richmond
Rebecca J. Scott
Fatima Shaik
Sheila Smith
Scott Stoler
Lester Sullivan
The Security Center
Tremé Brass Band
Audrey Trevigne
and all the New Orleanians and other people throughout the country who donated their time and money to make this project possible.

Major Funding Provided by

PBS' ITVS/LiNcs Initiative, WYES-TV12 New Orleans, State of Louisiana Dept. of Culture, Recreation & Tourism, Ford Foundation, Southern Humanities Media Fund, National Black Programming Consortium, Open Society Institute, Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, University of New Orleans R&T Foundation, Wisner Fund, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, Louisiana Office of Tourism, Arts Council of New Orleans, Mayor's Economic Development Fund, Louisiana Division of the Arts, Pacific Pioneer, Fertel Foundation, LEF Foundation, George & Joyce Wein Fund, Jerry B. Bias, Mary Logsdon, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation, Liberty Bank, Benjamin A. Dent, Greater New Orleans Foundation, Bay Area Video Coalition, Community Partnership Grant, Derrick D. Jones, Betty Wisdom, P.R. Norman, Taylor Hackford & Helen Mirren, James Hobbs, Mr. & Mrs. Larry Garvey, Moira Ambrose, Preservation Jazz Hall, Edward Bradley, Jr., the Mary Freeman Wisdom Foundation and Phoenix Edit Design.

Executive Producer for ITVS

Sally Jo Fifer

Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans is a co-production of
Serendipity Films, LLC, Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB), WYES-TV/New
Orleans, and the Independent Television Service (ITVS)--with funding
provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).
Produced in association with the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC).

This program was produced by Serendipity Films, LLC which is solely responsible for its content.
2008 Serendipity Films, LLC

A Serendipity Films, LLC production © 2014
Wynton Marsalis presents the Faubourg Treme Documentary Project