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H. Jesse Walker, In Memoriam

By Jennifer A. Cramer The Center was honored to take part in the H. Jesse Walker Honorary Symposium and 14th Annual Evelyn Pruitt Lecture held on campus on January 15, 2016, to honor LSU Boyd Professor H. Jesse Walker who

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Jazz Fest Oral History Project

The Williams Center continues its four-year partnership with Dr. Helen Regis in the LSU Department of Geography & Anthropology and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation Archive to document the history and culture of the New Orleans

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Louisiana Loses Noted Historian, Michael Mizell-Nelson

Louisiana has truly lost a great man, an advocate for public history, and a beloved University of New Orleans professor.┬áMichael Mizell-Nelson died at the age of forty-nine this week in New Orleans. He had a passion for the city’s history

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“As I walked in water up to my chest I promised that … I would never again get caught in a storm.”

Stories and memories keep events alive so that we might learn and become stronger and smarter for the next time we face adversity. The Center holds several oral history collections documenting events like Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Audrey, and Betsy, and

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