Programs by Genre - History

9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
State Capitol, House Chamber
Louisiana Writer Award Ceremony Honoring Richard Campanella
with Rebecca Hamilton

9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
State Capitol, Senate Committee Room A
Race Stories: Politics, Families, and the Politics of Family in the Civil War Era
Daniel Brook, The Accident of Color: A Story of Race in Reconstruction
Jessie Morgan-Owens, Girl in Black and White: The Story of Mary Mildred Williams and the Abolition Movement

9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Capitol Park Museum, First Floor Auditorium
A Tale of Two Louisiana Biographies
Charles A. Riddle III, The Life and Diary of John P. Waddill: The Lawyer Who Freed Solomon Northup, 1813-1855
Bryan Wagner, The Life and Legend of Bras-Coupé: The Fugitive Slave Who Fought the Law, Ruled the Swamp, Danced at Congo Square, Invented Jazz, and Died for Love

9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Capitol Park Museum, Third Floor Exhibit Hall
African Americans in Tangipahoa and St. Helena Parishes
Antoinette Harrell

9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Capitol Park Museum, Third Floor Exhibit Hall
Lower Coast of Algiers
Robin Crawford and Dari L. Green

10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
State Capitol, House Committee Room 4
A Conversation with Richard Campanella
with Susan Larson

10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Capitol Park Museum, First Floor Auditorium
River Road Rambler Returns: More Curiosities along Louisiana's Historic Byway
Mary Ann Sternberg

10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Capitol Park Museum, Third Floor Exhibit Hall
Historic Magnolia Cemetery
Chip Landry and Faye Phillips

10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Capitol Park Museum, First Floor Auditorium
Rethinking New Acadia: Recent Interpretations of the Acadians' Dispersal and Arrival in Louisiana
Michael S. Martin

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
State Library, Fifth Floor Capitol View Room
Spreading the Gospel of Books: Essae M. Culver and the Genesis of Louisiana Parish Libraries
Florence Jumonville

Noon to 12:30 p.m.
Capitol Park Museum, Third Floor Exhibit Hall
Hidden History of Acadiana
William Thibodeaux

12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.
State Capitol, Senate Committee Room E
Jim Crow’s Last Stand: Nonunanimous Criminal Jury Verdicts in Louisiana
Thomas Aiello

12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Capitol Park Museum, Third Floor Exhibit Hall
Ain’t There No More: Lost Louisiana Places
Catherine Campanella, Lost Lake Pontchartrain Resorts & Attractions
Marita Woywod Crandle, Johnny White’s Sports Bar: The Tiny Joint that Never Closed – Until It Did
Leland Kent, Abandoned New Orleans

1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
State Capitol, House Committee Room 4
Race and Radio: Pioneering Black Broadcasters in New Orleans
Bala J. Baptiste

1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Capitol Park Museum, Third Floor Exhibit Hall
Coffee & Rum: New Orleans History through Drink
Mikko Macchione, New Orleans Rum: A Decadent History
Suzanne Stone, New Orleans Coffee: A Rich History

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Book-loving volunteers are essential to the Louisiana Book Festival's success. Whether it's escorting authors, guiding visitors, selling refreshments, working with children in the Young Readers Pavilion or other fun and rewarding assignments, the Louisiana Book Festival wants you to join the volunteer team.

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