April 24, 2017

For more than three decades, hip hop and bounce music traditions in New Orleans have been central outlets for creativity, celebration, social critique, community gathering, and political and expressive art in the city. The indigenous New Orleans bounce music tradition,...

April 17, 2017

Last week, I wondered where time went because it finally sunk in that I was facing my own ten year high school reunion. Then I came across a 1981 article in The Wiley Reporter (a publication of Wiley College) about Lillian B. Dunn making plans to attend her seventy-fif...

When the former Miro School in New Orleans was renamed the Valena C. Jones Normal School in 1918, it was in recognition of Jones’ “outstanding ability as a teacher and for her uplifting influences among the people of her race.” The school became the fourth public schoo...

April 3, 2017

Dorothy Mae (Delavallade) Taylor was an authoritative political figure in New Orleans and Louisiana, whose fiery rhetoric shook the old guard political establishment in the 1970s to the 1990s.

Born August 10, 1928 to Charles Henry and Mary Delavallade, Dorothy Taylor wa...

March 27, 2017

The social activism of sisters Oretha Castle Haley and Doris Jean Castle began when they were still young women. They came from a working class family. Born in Tennessee, the young sisters moved to New Orleans with their parents and brother around 1947. The girls’ fath...

March 22, 2017

There are few records available documenting the contributions of the Women’s Auxiliary of Flint-Goodridge Hospital, but what is known about the group’s work is a significant part of New Orleans women’s history. The auxiliary was established in 1932, as a fundraising or...

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