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Today in NOLA: 1.19.15


Today is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. There will be numerous events honoring the civil rights leader. In addition, Exhibit Be, an art installation in a former housing project provides its own stark statement on race in modern america. Later in the day, indie rock comes to Freret and George Porter plays his regular gig at the Leaf. On this day in 1994, Aaron Neville’s album The Grant Tour was certified Platinum. Now, more to do 21 years later.


Today in NOLA: 1.18.15


Start the day by honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Continue your Sunday by listening to a tribute to Danny Barker. At sunset, Quintron will play the weather, and then in the evening, Big Freedia will cut it up downtown. On this day in 1962, Southern University, the South’s largest HBCU, closed after the majority of students protested the expulsion of sit-in participants. Now, more to do this Sunday.


Today in New Orleans: 01.18.14


Today, a mystifying performance by Cirque de la Symphonie will mesmerize Mahalia, the Pussyfooters host an annual ball complete with live music and a silent raffle and McKenna Museum is paying tribute to MLK with a free family event. On this day in 1993, the MLK holiday was observed in all 50 states for the very first time. On that note, check out all of Saturday’s events.


Teen Booked in MLK Day Shooting


On Martin Luther King Day (Jan. 21), New Orleans was once again horrified by absurd violence as shots rang out on Martin Luther King Blvd. On the same afternoon that a march honoring Dr. King's legacy passed down the Central City street, five young black men were left wounded by bullets. Since then, police made one arrest, but more who were involved in the shooting may still be at large.


PHOTOS: NOLA Marches to Remember MLK


by Jeffrey Hill

This morning, throngs of New Orleanians gathered to honor the memory of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the City's annual MLK March. Starting from Congo Square, the parade moved through Treme and the CBD, and onto O.C. Haley in Central City, ending at the statue of MLK on S. Claiborne Ave. Among the many citizens and high school marching bands, we spotted Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Archbishop Gregory Aymond and scores of other civic leaders. Clikc through to see photographic evidence.


Today's Events: 1.16.12


On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we take time to remember the legacy of not just the most enigmatic leader of the civil rights movement, but its entire struggle. From the Freedom Riders to the Zulu Social Aide and Pleasure Club's prime spot in the parade calendar, the legacy of the 1950s and 60s lives on. Fittingly, on this day in Louisiana history, students began civil rights marches at Southern University in 1962. Here's a rundown of the rest of today's happenings:


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Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Naimonu James, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Nina Luckman, Dead Huey Long, Alexis Manrodt, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via, Austin Yde

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Michael Weber, B.A.

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Linzi Falk

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Alexis Manrodt


B. E. Mintz


Stephen Babcock

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