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Homer Plessy and the Comité des Citoyens



Each week, historian Sean Michael Chick will highlight some of the country's unsung heroes or pivotal figures during the Civil War era who could serve as replacements following the takedown of New Orleans' Confederate monuments. For the final installment, learn about Homer Plessy, New Orleans born civil rights activist. 


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Henry Clay Warmoth, Whipping Boy of Reconstruction



Each week, historian Sean Michael Chick will highlight some of the country's unsung heroes or pivotal figures during the Civil War era who could serve as replacements following the takedown of New Orleans' Confederate monuments. This week, learn about Henry Clay Warmoth, Civil War officer, lawman, and Republican Governor of Louisiana. 


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P.B.S. Pinchback, America’s First Black Governor



Each week, historian Sean Michael Chick will highlight some of the country's unsung heroes or pivotal figures during the Civil War era who could serve as replacements following the takedown of New Orleans' Confederate monuments. This week, learn about Union Army officer, Governor, and publisher P.B.S. Pinchback. 


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James Longstreet, Traitor to the Lost Cause



Each week, historian Sean Michael Chick will highlight some of the country's unsung heroes or pivotal figures during the Civil War era who could serve as replacements following the takedown of New Orleans' Confederate monuments. This week, learn about James Longstreet, the controversial Confederate general who later became a noted Republican and key figure in the Battle of Liberty Place. 


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Andre Cailloux, Hero of Port Hudson



Each week, historian Sean Michael Chick will highlight some of the country's unsung heroes during the Civil War era who could serve as positive replacements following the takedown of New Orleans' Confederate monuments. This week, learn about Andre Cailloux, the New Orleans-born patriot and martyr for the Union Army. 

 


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Algernon Sidney Badger, Stalwart of the Republican Party



Each week, historian Sean Michael Chick will highlight some of the country's unsung heroes during the Civil War era who could serve as positive replacements following the takedown of New Orleans' Confederate monuments. This week, learn about the life of Algernon Sidney Badger, a Union colonel and defining figure in the Battle of Liberty Place.  

 


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Oscar J. Dunn, America's First Black Lieutenant Governor



Each week, historian Sean Michael Chick will highlight some of the country's unsung heroes during the Civil War era who could serve as positive replacements following the takedown of New Orleans' Confederate monuments. This week, learn about the country's first black Lieutenant Governor, Oscar J. Dunn. 


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George Washington Cable, the Father of Southern Literature



Each week, historian Sean Michael Chick will highlight some of the country's unsung heroes during the Civil War era who could serve as positive replacements following the takedown of New Orleans' Confederate monuments. This week, learn about the NOLA born writer and critic George Washington Cable. 

 


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Paul Trévigne: From L'Union to Plessy v. Ferguson



Each week, historian Sean Michael Chick will highlight some of the country's unsung heroes during the Civil War era who could serve as positive replacements following the takedown of New Orleans' Confederate monuments. This week, learn about the South's first black newspaper editor, Paul Trévigne.

 


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