Friday, March 10, 2017

199. Adam Rothman

199. We interview Adam Rothman about his book, Beyond Freedom's Reach. Born into slavery in rural Louisiana, Rose Herera was bought and sold several times before being purchased by the De Hart family of New Orleans. Still a slave, she married and had children, who also became the property of the De Harts. But after Union forces captured New Orleans in 1862 during the American Civil War, Herera’s owners fled to Havana, taking three of her small children with them. Beyond Freedom’s Reach is the true story of one woman’s quest to rescue her children from bondage.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. March 14, 1780 Galvez captures Ft. Charlotte at Mobile.
  2. This week in New Orleans history.  Wardell Quezergue (March 12, 1930 – September 6, 2011) was an American music arranger, producer and bandleader, known among New Orleans musicians as the “Creole Beethoven.”
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    New Orleans Spring Fiesta Association
    November 25th, 2016
    New Orleans Spring Fiesta Association
    826 St. Ann Street,
    New Orleans, LA 70116
    March 25-26 and April 1-2, 2017
    New Orleans Spring Fiesta Association
    Spring Festival is a series of events designed to entertain, educate, and allow all to revel in the cultural heritage that is uniquely New Orleans. Tours of private French Quarter homes and courtyards and a presentation of the Spring Fiesta Queen and her court in antebellum attire.
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