Monthly Archives: May 2016

Profile Response: Joshua Nuss, Ellis Marsalis Center, New Orleans, LA

Joshua Nuss studied opera singing as an undergraduate. “As a slight man with the bass voice, few parts were written for me, so I went to graduate school in nonprofit administration.” Josh came to New Orleans to be Development Associate … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Chad Weidert, Gramercy, LA

“The rules are simple. Show up three afternoons a week. Bring a snack and something to drink: no sugar drinks, no sweet snacks. Invite the parents to come along and run with their children. Do warm-up stretches in a circle; … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Reverend William T. Walter, Gramercy, LA

  “Here, I got another one for you.” When Revered William T. Walter catches your eye and commands your attention, he doesn’t let go. Since I’m in the business of seeking out people who want to talk, we’re a natural … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Ashley Rogers, Whitney Plantation, Wallace, LA

“Tisn’t he who has stood and looked on that can tell you what slavery is – ‘tis he who has endured.” – John Little, fugitive slave, 1855 After touring Whitney Plantation, I met with Ashley Rogers. As I approached, Ashley … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Adina, Whitney Plantation, Wallace, LA

Every visitor to the Whitney Plantation wears a slave around his neck. Tour tickets are lanyards with placards bearing the name and sculpted image of a slave child on the front. The backside includes an autobiographical statement from The Federal … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Wendy, Konriko Company, New Iberia, LA

The four-dollar tour of the Konriko Rice mill includes a short film on the history and culture of Acadiana and a guided stroll through our nation’s oldest rice mill still in operation. The cypress timber and galvanized steel facility opened … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Rosary House, New Iberia, LA

When the Rosary House store opened, during the 1960’s peak of Catholicism in the United States, it was about the size of an A&P grocery or Woolworth 5 & 10. Since then both A&P and Woolworth have gone bust. Meanwhile … Continue reading

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