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This companion is presented in four lessons. Use your desktop or tablet to go deeper with QUEEN SUGAR into these lessons and activities.

Bordelon Farm

LESSON ONE

Legacy of the Land

Farmland is an essential part of the Bordelon family’s legacy in QUEEN SUGAR. Let’s see how the fictional town of St. Josephine fits into the real historical timeline of American farming, the plantation economy, sharecropping and The Great Migration.

Mt. Zion Church

LESSON THREE

Honor the Ancestors
and Their Ways

Nova Bordelon comes from a long line of healers, herbalists and diviners. Take a deep dive into how QUEEN SUGAR showcases ancestral religious practices that are drawn from Indigenous African religions.

The Real Spot

EXTENDED LESSON

What Are Little
Boys Made Of?

Let's explore how QUEEN SUGAR takes great care in each season to tackle, debate and dismantle the pitfalls of toxic masculinity through storylines involving its male lead characters and how you can make the same impact in your community.

St. Josephine High School

LESSON TWO

City of Protest

When the students of St. Josephine High School take a knee to protest police brutality in their town, they become a part of the rich history of rebellion and protest movements that have created social change in New Orleans. This lesson tackles the role art plays in creating social change and follows the history of multiple protest movements in southern Louisiana.

Queen Sugar Mill

Queen Sugar and King Cotton

South Louisiana is sugarcane country; in the nineteenth century, if cotton was considered king, sugar was queen. Explore the history of sugarcane farming on the land where QUEEN SUGAR was filmed.

Phan Seafood Plant

Extended Lesson

A Little Lower
Than Angels

When Mrs. Phan hires Ralph Angel to work at her Seafood Processing Plant QUEEN SUGAR viewers are introduced to the culture and history of Vietnamese immigrants in New Orleans.

Nola Daily News

LESSON FOUR

Until Everybody's Free

In this lesson learners will explore challenges the formerly incarcerated face upon reentry and identify factors that contribute to recidivism.

Xavier University
Coming Soon
Congo Square

Extended Lesson

Beat the Drum

Beyond being a gathering place, Congo Square is a historically significant and sacred place—physically, creatively and spiritually. Let's learn more about its history and connection to African ancestry.

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Picture of Queen Sugar Cast

Hover over the icons to dive into our lessons.

Ready to experience the QUEEN SUGAR learning companion?
Click on the icons!

This companion is presented in four lessons. Use your desktop or tablet to go deeper with QUEEN SUGAR into these lessons and activities.

Bordelon Farm

LESSON ONE

Legacy of the Land

Farmland is an essential part of the Bordelon family’s legacy in QUEEN SUGAR. Let’s see how the fictional town of St. Josephine fits into the real historical timeline of American farming, the plantation economy, sharecropping and The Great Migration.

Mt. Zion Church

LESSON THREE

Honor the Ancestors
and Their Ways

Nova Bordelon comes from a long line of healers, herbalists and diviners. Take a deep dive into how QUEEN SUGAR showcases ancestral religious practices that are drawn from Indigenous African religions.

The Real Spot

EXTENDED LESSON

What Are Little
Boys Made Of?

Let's explore how QUEEN SUGAR takes great care in each season to tackle, debate and dismantle the pitfalls of toxic masculinity through storylines involving its male lead characters and how you can make the same impact in your community.

St. Josephine High School

LESSON TWO

City of Protest

When the students of St. Josephine High School take a knee to protest police brutality in their town, they become a part of the rich history of rebellion and protest movements that have created social change in New Orleans. This lesson tackles the role art plays in creating social change and follows the history of multiple protest movements in southern Louisiana.

Queen Sugar Mill

Queen Sugar and King Cotton

South Louisiana is sugarcane country; in the nineteenth century, if cotton was considered king, sugar was queen. Explore the history of sugarcane farming on the land where QUEEN SUGAR was filmed.

Phan Seafood Plant

Extended Lesson

A Little Lower
Than Angels

When Mrs. Phan hires Ralph Angel to work at her Seafood Processing Plant QUEEN SUGAR viewers are introduced to the culture and history of Vietnamese immigrants in New Orleans.

Nola Daily News

LESSON FOUR

Until Everybody's Free

In this lesson learners will explore challenges the formerly incarcerated face upon reentry and identify factors that contribute to recidivism.

Xavier University
Coming Soon
Congo Square

Extended Lesson

Beat the Drum

Beyond being a gathering place, Congo Square is a historically significant and sacred place—physically, creatively and spiritually. Let's learn more about its history and connection to African ancestry.

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Hover over the icons to dive into our lessons.

Ready to experience the QUEEN SUGAR learning companion?
Click on the icons!

This companion is presented in four lessons. Use your desktop or tablet to go deeper with QUEEN SUGAR into these lessons and activities.

Bordelon Farm

LESSON ONE

Legacy of the Land

Farmland is an essential part of the Bordelon family’s legacy in QUEEN SUGAR. Let’s see how the fictional town of St. Josephine fits into the real historical timeline of American farming, the plantation economy, sharecropping and The Great Migration.

Mt. Zion Church

LESSON THREE

Honor the Ancestors
and Their Ways

Nova Bordelon comes from a long line of healers, herbalists and diviners. Take a deep dive into how QUEEN SUGAR showcases ancestral religious practices that are drawn from Indigenous African religions.

The Real Spot

EXTENDED LESSON

What Are Little
Boys Made Of?

Let's explore how QUEEN SUGAR takes great care in each season to tackle, debate and dismantle the pitfalls of toxic masculinity through storylines involving its male lead characters and how you can make the same impact in your community.

St. Josephine High School

LESSON TWO

City of Protest

When the students of St. Josephine High School take a knee to protest police brutality in their town, they become a part of the rich history of rebellion and protest movements that have created social change in New Orleans. This lesson tackles the role art plays in creating social change and follows the history of multiple protest movements in southern Louisiana.

Phan Seafood Plant

Extended Lesson

A Little Lower
Than Angels

When Mrs. Phan hires Ralph Angel to work at her Seafood Processing Plant QUEEN SUGAR viewers are introduced to the culture and history of Vietnamese immigrants in New Orleans.

Nola Daily News

LESSON FOUR

Until Everybody's Free

In this lesson learners will explore challenges the formerly incarcerated face upon reentry and identify factors that contribute to recidivism.

Xavier University
Coming Soon
Congo Square

Extended Lesson

Beat the Drum

Beyond being a gathering place, Congo Square is a historically significant and sacred place—physically, creatively and spiritually. Let's learn more about its history and connection to African ancestry.

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QUEEN SUGAR 101