Friday, March 27, 2015

97. Interview with Richard Sexton about Creole World. Part 2.

97. Part 2 of our interview with photographer and writer Richard Sexton, author of Creole World.  "Creole World is a complex, multi-layered photo essay linking New Orleans, which is frequently referred to as "the nothernmost Caribbean city," with its cultural kin further south. The similarities are quite striking and at times even uncanny. Richard Sexton traveled to and photographed not only in Havana, but throughout Cuba, in Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Santa Clara, Santiago de Cuba, Haiti, and other locales. The culmination of these travels has resulted in Creole World, which immerses the reader in an exotic world they would never be able to see on their own."
  1. This week in Louisiana history. March 28, 1973. Lindy Boggs becomes first LA. women elected to US House of Representative. (Her husband Hale Boggs had died in a plane crash in Alaska.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. On March 28, 1942, Delta Shipbuilding Co. in New Orleans launched its first Liberty ship, the SS William C.C. Claiborne, named after the first governor of Louisiana. Delta was one of the nine emergency shipyards established in 1941 by the United States Maritime Commission. Delta would launch a total of 187 Liberty ships (out of 2,710 produced overall) during the war.  The average time it took to build one of these massive ships was two months.
  3. This week in Louisiana.Grambling State University Baseball vs La Tech
    March 31st, 2015
    Wilbert Ellis Field at R.W.E. Jones Park
    Main Street, Ruston, LA 71245
    318-274-4795
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