Freddi Williams Evans
Freddi Williams Evans is a 1-Time AALBC.com Bestselling Author
Freddi Williams Evans is a previous public school arts educator/administrator and current arts education consultant. Her book, Congo Square: African Roots in New Orleans, which is the first comprehensive study of the historical landmark, received the 2012 Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities Book of the Year Award and has been published in French. Her research and advocacy for Congo Square influenced the New Orleans City Council to pass an ordinance in 2012 that made the popular name, “Congo Square,” the official name of the national landmark. She has written over a dozen articles for professional publications, and her numerous engagements include presentations in France (Paris, Aulnay and Bordeaux) and Senegal (Dakar and St. Louis) sponsored by the American Embassies in those locations. She participated in Fulbright Teacher Abroad programs in Zimbabwe, South Africa and Japan and additional study-travels in Ghana and Haiti.
Evans is also an award-winning author of three historically based children’s books, Hush Harbor: Praying in Secret, The Battle of New Orleans - the Drummer’s Story, and A Bus of Our Own. Her numerous recognitions include, New Orleans Arts Council Community Arts Award and a Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame Award. She is a native of Madison, Mississippi and holds dual degrees in music and psychology from Tougaloo Collage, Tougaloo MS and a graduate degree in creative arts therapy (music) from Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA.
Learn more at Freddi Williams Evans’s official website