- This week in Louisiana history. July 23, 1879. New Constitution adopted, capitol moved - New Orleans to Baton Rouge plus (Reunion) constitution abolishes slavery.
- This week in New Orleans history. Oretha Castle Haley
July 22, 1939 -- October 10, 1987. Oretha Castle was born in
Oakland, Tennessee and moved to New Orleans with her parents
in 1947. After graduating from Joseph S. Clark High School she
enrolled at Southern University in New Orleans where she
joined other students in the struggle for civil rights,
eventually becoming the head of the Congress of Racial
Equality (CORE) in New Orleans. In 1967, Oretha married fellow
CORE member Richard Haley.
- This week in Louisiana.
Thursdays at Twilight:
Wanda Rouzan and A Taste of New Orleans
Friday, August 25
Pavilion of the Two Sisters (Botanical Garden) One Palm Drive New Orleans, LA 70124
Outdoor concert series featuring New Orleans' musical talent. Mint juleps, wine, beer, soft drinks, water and food are available for purchase. No outside food, drink, or pets are allowed.
- Postcard from Louisiana. The Divazz play and sing on Royal St. behind St. Louis Cathedral.
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