- This week in Louisiana history. January 21, 1736. Jean Louis, a sailor, died leaving 10,000 livres to found N.O. charity hospital.
- This week in New Orleans history. Father Antonio de Sedella,
better known as Pere Antoine, a Capuchin friar, passed away on
January 19, 1829 amid the love and tears of the whole city.
The beloved priest came to the province of Louisiana in 1779.
He is supposed to have performed nearly one half of the
marriage and funeral ceremonies for the inhabitants of the
city, until his death, at the ripe old age of 90. He lies
buried at the foot of the altar of the St. Louis Cathedral, of
which he was the Cure (or pastor) for the parish, for nearly
fifty years. The St. Louis Cathedral, an ancient and
interesting edifice of New Orleans facing Jackson Square or
“Place d’Arms” as it was known in those days, stands today on
the very site where the first house of worship was erected by
Bienville and his pioneers in 1718. It is filled with historic
lore and has witnessed the principal events which occurred
since the founding of the city up to the present time.
- This week in Louisiana.
Krewe of Harambee Parade
January 21st, 2019
Shreveport, LA 71101
This family-friendly parade rolls through downtown Shreveport each year celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. It features marching bands, stilt-walkers, dozens of floats and more.
- Postcards from Louisiana. Bruce & Lisa Walker talk to the granddaughter of Leah Chase at Dooky Chase. Yeah, the chicken was delicious.
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