- This week in Louisiana history. September 28, 1868. The Opelousas Massacre occurred in Louisiana in which an estimated 200 to 300 black Americans were killed.
- This week in New Orleans history.
Truman Capote September 30, 1924 — August 25, 1984 was born in New Orleans. Named Truman Streckfus Persons, he was the son of Archulus Persons, a nonpracticing lawyer and of the former Lillie Mae Faulk of Monroeville, Alabama. Years later he adopted the name of his stepfather, Joe Capote, a Cuban-born New York businessman. As an adult, Capote lived briefly in a Royal Street apartment where he did some writing before producing his first novel, Other Voices, Other Rooms (1948). He visited New Orleans sporadically over the last two decades of his life to lecture or to be interviewed in his "hometown." Capote claimed to have established a new literary form with the publication of In Cold Blood (1965). He died in Los Angeles on August 25, 1984.
- This week in Louisiana.
Red River Revel 43
September 29-October 3, 2018
The Red River Revel, winner of the 1988 President’s Volunteer Action Award, began in 1976 as the Junior League of Shreveport’s Bicentennial gift to the citizens of the region. The goal of the festival is to provide the general populace a celebration of the finest visual and performing arts experiences. The Revel has grown into an eight-day, annual celebration of the arts attracting nearly 100,000 people to the downtown/riverfront area of Shreveport each year. The 501c3 non-profit organization strives to provide everyone an opportunity to experience and participate in the Arts in multiple formats.
- Postcards from Louisiana. Bruce listens to a brass band play on Royal St.
- Postcards from the stump. Jessee Fleenor, candidate for the 5th District seat in Congress, speaks to a gathering at the Grambling City Hall.
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