Should Tangipahoa Parish apologize for lynchings?
Michael J. Pfeifer, the author of several books about lynching and its roots in the United States, told me last week that the New Orleans massacre "was a horrific act of collective violence inspired by ethnic prejudice, but it was hardly the largest act of collective violence in Louisiana history. Someone,” he said, “should be talking about Bloody Tangipahoa.”
Link considered in Reed, Jones murders
Two weeks ago, I recounted the brutality of Selonia Reed’s unsolved murder. Several readers responded, asking about a connection between Selonia Reed and Willie A. Jones—a man found murdered one week after the Reed slaying.
History ties Oswald and Ferrie in Southeast Louisiana
This week marks the 55th anniversary of the Kennedy Assassination. Whether a lone nut, innocent patsy, or co-conspirator, Lee Harvey Oswald and his connections to southeast Louisiana in the summer of 1963 are fascinating. Carnal Knowledge, my upcoming book detailing those connections and others throughout the state. That group discussion got me thinking I should share some of that information in this column....Earlier this month, Covington’s English Tea Room invited me to speak to a small group concerning