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Louisiana Women in the Civil Rights Movement

As early as the antebellum era, Louisiana women fought for the rights of African Americans in the abolitionist movement. Read »

Walker, Joseph Marshall

Planter, politician, and Democrat, Joseph Walker served as governor of Louisiana from 1850 until 1853. Read »

Walker, Madam C. J.

Madam C. J. Walker, born Sarah Breedlove, founded a successful hair-care business that eventually employed more than three thousand people. Read »

Walker, William Aiken

Working in various Southern locations including New Orleans, painter William Aker Walker created small-scale works for tourists and large-scale, more stylized paintings for wealthy clients. Read »

Walters, Albert Fernandez

Albert Vincent “Fernandez” Walters was a traditional jazz musician from New Orleans who performed with the Young Tuxedo Brass Band and at Preservation Hall. Read »

Warmoth, Henry Clay

Henry Clay Warmoth was the first governor of Louisiana under Radical Reconstruction. Read »

Warner, Albert

Albert Warner is best remembered as a traditional jazz and brass band trombone player from New Orleans. Read »

Warren, Robert Penn

Poet, critic, novelist, and US Poet Laureate Robert Penn Warren is best known for his novel All The King’s Men, inspired by the life and death of Louisiana governor Huey Long. Read »

Warrens, Robert Joseph

For four decades artist Robert Joseph Warrens has used his painting to explore the nature of art, social ills, and the polluting of the environment. Read »

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Waters, Eric

New Orleans's tradition of Mardi Gras Indians hand-sewing and wearing vibrant suits, and the similarly culturally ingrained second-line parades, feed photographers Eric Waters' commitment to the preservation of the city's African American culture. Read »

Watkins, Joe

The nephew of jazz talent Johnny St. Cyr, Joe Watkins was a traditional jazz drummer and vocalist from New Orleans. Read »

Watkins, John

Democrat John Watkins served as a US representative from northwestern Louisiana from 1905 to 1921. Read »

Weil, Emile

Known for the vast range of buildings he designed, Emile Weil played an important role in Louisiana's architecture in the first third of the twentieth century. Read »

Weiskopf, Amy

Louisiana artist Amy Weiskopf gained national recognition for her elegant and graceful still-life paintings. Read »

Weiss, Dreyfous and Seiferth

The architectural firm of Weiss, Dreyfous and Seiferth is best known for designing public buildings in the 1930s, many of which were commissioned by Governor Huey Long. Read »

Wells, James Madison

Alexandria native James Wells served as governor of Louisiana from 1865 until 1867, leading the state’s initial efforts at Reconstruction. Read »

Wells, Rebecca

Rebecca Wells is a novelist, actress, and playwright from central Louisiana. Read »

West Feliciana Parish Courthouse

The West Feliciana Parish Courthouse was built to replace its mid­-nineteenth-century predecessor, which had been damaged in the Civil War. Read »

West Florida Revolt

The Florida Parishes were not included in the Louisiana Purchase but were Read »