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Black Girl Magic

Black History Quiz is a weekly celebration of the contributions and achievements of Africans and thei
Black History Quiz
Black Girl Magic
By Jim Stroud • Issue #10 • View online
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Black Girl Magic
Believed to be born in New Orleans in 1794 and died in New Orleans on June 15th, 1881. A free woman of color as well as a Quadroon (African, Indian, French and Spanish), this African American  woman became the most famous and powerful Voodoo Queen in the world, so powerful that she acclaimed herself the “Pope of Voodoo” in the 1830s.
She was respected and feared by thousands including the Catholic Church. A devout catholic, going to mass each day, she got permission to hold rituals behind St. Louis Cathedral. Starting out as a hairdresser and later as a selfless nurse, she became the first commercial Voodoo Queen. She had fifteen children by her second husband, one of which walked in her footsteps and became almost as powerful as her mother.
Q: Who was she?
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