Friday, January 17, 2014

35. Interview with Lamar White, Jr., Part 2

35.  We finish our interview of Lamar White, Jr., writer and editor of the CenLamar Blog.  Lamar has been interested in local politics and history for many years, and his blog has a wide following.  He is currently attending the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, but he continues to report and comment on Louisiana politics on his blog. He has allowed the Louisiana Anthology to cross-post one of his articles, “Why 12 Years a Slave Will Always Matter to Louisiana,” discussing his personal connections to the story of Solomon Northup.  We encourage you to read his blog and learn more about life and politics in Louisiana.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. January 18 1803. President Thomas Jefferson requests $2,500 to finance Lewis and Clark's west exploration. A week earlier, congress had approved $9,375,000 to purchase land near the French-held New Orleans - a move that led to the Louisiana Purchase.
  2. This week in Louisiana. 4th Annual Mardi Gras Cluster Dog Show Every day From January 23, 2014 until January 26, 2014.  707 Second Street, Alexandria, LA 71301 The 4th Annual Mardi Gras Cluster dog show will be held at the Alexandria Riverfront Coliseum beginning Thursday, January 23 through Sunday, January 26, 2014.
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