Edict of Good Government, July 2, 1784, Digest of the Acts and Deliverations of the Cabildo, Laws, Volume 1, Book 3, p. 105-112

digital print on canas, hand beading | 36.0 x 54.0in | 2018

Chesley Antoinette

The 1786 Tignon Law of Louisiana was organized to oppress affluent women of African descent. It reads, "The distinction which exsits in the hair dressing of the colored people, from the others, is necessary for same to subsist ad order the quadroon a...

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