Friday, May 13, 2016

156. Laura D. Kelley, Part 1

156.  Part 1 of our interview with Dr. Laura D. Kelley.  Laura was born in New York City but after moving to New Orleans to complete her Ph.D., she realized she had finally found a place to call home. Her Irish roots dictated the focus of her study, and Irish luck lent a hand when she met on her first day in the Crescent City a man from “da Channel” the Irish Channel – with an unusual accent reminiscent of New York City even though he was born and raised in New Orleans. Kelley realized then and there that she had found the subject and specific focus of her research.  Laura has written The Irish in New Orleans about this little-known history. “In this well-researched volume, historian Dr. Laura D. Kelley tells the colorful history of the Irish in New Orleans.”
  1. This week in Louisiana history. May 14 1845 First free public school opened in LA.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. On May 14, 1823, the Camp Street Theater opened in New Orleans.  It was built by James Henry Caldwell, a British actor, in the new Second (American) Municipality.
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