One of those trees still stands near the New Orleans Museum of Art.
Thousands of New Orleanians, including me, grew up there.
Her screening of and her lectures on goddess mythologies caused protests among the all-male SAIC faculty but were eagerly attended by the entire student body.
In the 1970s, when Schneemann lived in New York City with artist Anthony Mc Call, she introduced me to visual artists and filmmakers of the downtown scene.
City Park, which was developed on the site of the Allard plantation, didn't always have such pleasant associations.
African Americans weren't allowed to use the park until 1958, for instance, and young 19th-century hotbloods settled matters of honor amid trees that came to be known as the Dueling Oaks.