Press Release
Jan. 10, 2017
For Immediate Release
Brittany Racca
(337) 365-1540
(888) 942-3742
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"Looking for Voodoo" Talk 
at Jeanerette Museum
JEANERETTE, La. -- The Jeanerette Museum will present the history talk, "Looking for Voodoo," at 6 p.m. on Feb. 22, 2017. This talk will explore the culture associated with the history of African diasporic religions, the most prominent example of which was Louisiana Voodoo.

Hoodoo, voodoo, and conjure are part of a mysterious world of African American spirituality that has long captured the popular imagination. These magical beliefs and practices have figured in literary works by many authors. Leading the talk will be Jeff Anderson, Ph. D, the William R. Hammond Professor of Liberal Arts at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He has also worked as an assistant professor at Middle Georgia College and as an independent writing and research consultant. His first book, Conjure in African American Society, examines black magical practices from colonial times to the rise of modern spiritual supply stores. 

In 2008, he finished a second book, Hoodoo, Voodoo, and Conjure: A Handbook, which he followed by editing the Voodoo Encyclopedia in 2015. Anderson's current project is a focused on study of Mississippi Valley Voodoo.

This free program, to be held at the museum located at 500 E. Main St. in Jeanerette, is suitable for an adult audience. Seating may be limited and taken on a first come, first serve basis.

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Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau
2513 Hwy 14 | New Iberia, LA | 70560
(337) 365-1540 | (888) 942-3742