Mammy's First Africans Arrive

First Africans


Next year Mammy’s will reflect on the 300th and 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans to the United States. We will dedicate 2019 to you.  We will spend more time reaching out to the community. 

Mammy's goals are 1). spread the love of family history, and 2.) to preserve African and African American traditions that were passed down from one generation to the next.

Mammy's  would like to challenge you to travel to the places where your ancestors worked and lived. Visit cemeteries and museums. Plan a family reunion.  Build a family tree. Reflect on all of your ancestors' sacrifices. After all, they are the reason you exist. 

This page will highlight Mammy's participation in programs and events that commemorate the arrival  of the first enslaved Africans to Virginia's Fort Monroe on August 25, 1619 and the first enslaved Africans who arrived in Louisiana in 1719.  

Stay tuned for updates.

Learn More

To have your program or event featured, contact Mammy's (504) 264-2353 or

Programs & Contests

2019 African American History Month: Genealogy Sleuthing Contest

Bring Genealogy Sleuthing with Mammy's to your favorite teacher's classroom.

Nominate an educator to win a FREE Genealogy Sleuthing with Mammy's program for their students.  This interactive program is designed to teach kids  about the  basics of genealogy and family history. Genealogy Sleuthing is perfect for grades 2  and above.

Rules and Conditions:

Winner will be selected at random and will be notified via email.  Winner will also be announced by first name and school name on Mammy's website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn pages. 

The classroom must be located within 120 miles of the Greater New Orleans geographical area. Multiple entries are accepted. A maximum number of 30 students are allowed to participate in the free program. One session per school. Program is non-transferable.

Entries will be collected through December 31, 2018 and the winner will be notified on January 1, 2019.  The program must be redeemed between February and May 2019.  

This contest is sponsored by The Lolita S. Baker Foundation.

To enter the contest, click here

2019 African American History Month Genealogy Sleuthing for kids contest flyer

2019 African American History Month Genealogy Sleuthing for kids contest flyer