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THNOC exhibits showcase contributions of Blacks, women in progression of American democracy

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www.louisianaweekly.com – admin – 2023-08-28 11:23:53

SUMMARY: The Historic New Orleans Collection is hosting an exhibition called “Yet She Is Advancing: New Orleans Women and the Right to Vote, 1878-1970”. The exhibition explores the evolution of the local women’s suffrage movement and highlights the intersecting issues of race and civil rights within the movement. It serves as a companion piece to the traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, called “American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith”. The exhibitions examine the question of democracy and its meaning, as well as the relationship between people of color and the ideals of the Constitution. The “Yet She Is Advancing” exhibit showcases the contributions of Black and white women in New Orleans to the suffrage movement, including the sacrifices made by women of color in the Civil Rights Movement. The exhibition will be displayed until November 5th.

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Lafayette fentanyl walk remembers lives lost to drug overdose

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www.youtube.com – News 10 – 2024-03-03 22:31:55

SUMMARY: Millie Mattered advocacy group organized a walk to remember those who lost their lives to drug addiction and overdose. The event aimed to provide support and guidance to the community, raise awareness of the ongoing drug epidemic in Louisiana, and honor those who have passed away. Lily Harvey, the director of Millie Mattered Advocacy, shared her own experience of losing her daughter to a fentanyl overdose, which inspired her to help others. Families of loved ones who died from drug overdoses gathered at Girard Park to carry signs and participate in the walk. They encourage people struggling with addiction to reach out to the organization for support.

Families of loved ones who lost their lives to drug overdoses gathered here at Girard Park to raise awareness for the ongoing drug epidemic in Louisiana.

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Historic New Orleans Dew Drop Inn reopens after more than 50 years #music #neworleans

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SUMMARY: The iconic music venue and hotel, the d drop in, has reopened after many years. Established in 1939, it became a hotspot for famous black musicians in the 50s and 60s, offering them a safe place to perform and stay. Legends like Little Richard, Fats Domino, Ray Charles, and Irma Thomas graced the stage, with Little Richard even writing a song about the venue. After years of anticipation, the do drop in is hosting its first full-length show with Irma Thomas headlining and Deacon John giving a preview. The venue continues to be a significant part of music history in New Orleans.

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Stolen vehicle in Acadia Parish gets in high speed chase

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SUMMARY: high speed chase in Acadia Parish today ended with the stolen vehicle crashing at the curve of East Branche Street in Rayne. Sheriff K.P. Gibson reported that the suspects involved in the chase have been taken into custody.

A stolen vehicle led deputies on a high speed chase in Acadia Parish Sunday.

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