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Romero, Randy

Randy Romero, the "Ragin' Cajun" of thoroughbred racing was inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of fame and the National Racing Hall of Fame. Read »

Romero, Rolland

Rolland Romero was the youngest member of the 1932 US Olympic team and the world-record holder in his event at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany. Read »

Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site

Rosedown Plantation in Louisiana is one of the most intact and well-documented examples of a plantation complex in the South. Read »

Rucker, Robert Malcolm

Robert Rucker's vision of Louisiana is one that blended the stylized realism of the regionalist movement with painterly impressionism in his depictions of steamboats, plantations, and misty cypress bayous. Read »

Rudolph, Harold

After announcing painter Harold Rudolph's arrival in New Orleans in 1873, local papers praised his portraits as being among the best ever produced in the city. Read »

Ruffins, Kermit

New Orleans's trumpeter Kermit Ruffins names Louis Armstrong, Louis Jordan, and Eddy Jefferson as major influences on his musical style. Read »

Rummel, Archbishop Joseph

Archbishop Joseph Rummel was among the first religious leaders in Louisiana to proclaim the immorality of racism and ordered the desegregation of Catholic schools in New Orleans. Read »

Rümpler, William

William Rümpler (born Johann Wilhelm) was a German portrait and landscape painter active in New Orleans between 1853 and 1866. Read »

Russell, Bill

Born in Monroe, Bill Russell was the first African American coach in the NBA and a vocal member of the civil rights movement. Read »

Ryan, Connie

Louisianan and major league baseball player Connie Ryan played for the New York Giants. Read »

Ryan, Cornelius J.

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Ryan, Victoria

Photographer Victoria Ryan's pieces are often enhanced by her own hands-on processing, adding dramatic tonal dimensions to the photographs. Read »