167. This week we interview April Hensley. April lives in Dubach, Louisiana, and writes both ficion and semi-autobiographical literature. She's written Walking in a Waking Dream (pen name Sara Browne), Surfacing Breaking Through (pen name April Hensley-Mccullar).
- This week in Louisiana history. July 30 1812. William Charles Cole Claiborne becomes the 1st Governor of Louisiana.
- This week in New Orleans history. On July 30, 1866 New
Orleans descended into racial violence that, by the end of the
day, would leave an estimated 38 individuals dead and dozens
injured. Racial tensions flared after African Americans were
denied the right to vote. The enactment of the so-called
“Black Codes” infuriated Republicans determined to secure
citizenship rights for all Americans, and they ultimately
reconvened the Louisiana Constitutional Convention in hopes of
seizing control of the state government. Violence broke
out there between armed white supremacists and African
Americans marching in support of suffrage. Unarmed African
Americans were attacked and murdered, and many law enforcement
officials perpetrated the crimes. An estimated 38 people
died, all but a few of whom were African Americans. The city
existed under martial law for several days. The riot—and
others like it—shocked the country and convinced many
Northerners that firm action was needed to control
ex-Confederates. After Republicans gained control of Congress
that fall, they quickly put Reconstruction policies into
- This week in Louisiana.
August 4th, 2016 - August 6th, 2016
Springhill Rodeo Arena
N.E. 11th St. and Machen Drive,
Springhill, LA 71075
65th Annual Springhill PRCA Rodeo, Louisiana's oldest rodeo, since 1951.This is rodeo at its finest!
Saddle Bronc Riding
- Postcard from New Orleans. Darleen the Taxi Driver in Algiers.
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