Venerable Henriette Delille Was ‘the Humble Servant of Slaves’

March 14, 2024 | The Tablet

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Henriette Díaz Delille, a free woman of color before the Civil War, knew privilege and comfort in New Orleans, which was then known as the biggest slave market in the South.

As a child, Delille wore fine clothes, and her family’s elegant home was in the now-historic French Quarter. But as a young woman she chose a very different life.

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