Voodoo Queen, by Martha Ward

Voodoo_queen If you’re intrigued by New Orleans voodoo, you’ll enjoy reading this biography! Marie Laveau was much more than a practitioner of voodoo, however. She was a free woman of color who used her intelligence, her strong Christian faith, and her knowledge of the complex legal system and of herbal medicine, as well as her voodoo practices, to help those who most needed her assistance–the slaves, the prisoners, and the sick. Her daughter, who had the same name, rivalled her mother in beauty and in leadership in 19th-century New Orleans.

(Helen Snow, Information Services)


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