Friday, April 15, 2016

152. Janet Bordelon, Part 2.

152. Part 2 of our interview with Janet Bordelon about Jewish people in Louisiana. Janet teaches Jewish history at Kehillah Jewish high school. She brings with her over 10 years of teaching experience at the secondary and undergraduate level. In 2014, Janet completed her PhD at NYU in 2014. Her research focused on church state issues in American history. Because of her connection to central Louisiana, she is especially interested in Jewish history regarding central and north Louisiana.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. April 16, 1718. Official date of founding of New Orleans.
  2. This week in New Orleans history.  On April 16, 1862, after elaborate reconnaissances, the Union fleet steamed up into position below the forts and opened fire two days later. Within days, the fleet had bypassed the forts in what was known as the Battle of Forts Jackson and St. Philip. At noon on the 25th, Farragut anchored in front of New Orleans. Forts Jackson and St. Philip, isolated and continuously bombarded by Farragut's mortar boats, surrendered on the 28th, and soon afterwards the military portion of the expedition occupied the city resulting in the Capture of New Orleans.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    Festival International de Louisiane
    April 20th, 2016 - April 24th, 2016
    Downtown Lafayette, Louisiana
    444 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501
    337-232-8086 | 337-233-7536
    Downtown Lafayette, Louisiana
    Bonne FĂȘte au Festival! Festival International de Louisiane celebrates its 30th Anniversary April 20-24, 2016 in historic Downtown Lafayette, Louisiana.
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