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Episode Info: Today’s episode is about Dillard University. Situated in the Gentilly neighborhood of New Orleans, Dillard University is a historically black university founded in 1930, but with roots going back to 1869. Join me as we visit the campus and learn about its mission, its history, and the impact of Dillard University graduates. All this and more in today's episode!   Quick Episode Summary Recap of last episode with Kevin Pedeaux, Coffee Roast Coffee Introduction of Dillard University and our guests: John Kennedy, University Archivist Robert Mitchell Jr., University Registrar Adrian Anderson, Director of Alumni Relations Historically Black Colleges and Universities (1:15) Founding of Dilliard University (2:05) Impact on Jazz music (8:00) Hurricane Katrina (18:00) Community Service (31:00) Hip Hop Prez - Meet them where they are (46:15) Dillard Graduates, Physics, Law and more (51:00) Previous episodes mentioned New Orleans Coffee - Episode 98 Beyond Bourbon Street is brought to you by these sponsors: Two Chicks Walking Tours If you love New Orleans, you’ve probably wandered through the Garden District. It is beautiful, but it really comes to life when you have a guide who can tell you about the history and about the people who live there. On a Two Chicks Walking tour you learn about the architecture, the residents and more. Two Chicks keeps their tour groups small and offers a more intimate experience than most. You’ll have time to ask your questions and really walk away getting an insider’s perspective of the Garden District. Two Chicks also offers tours of St. Louis Cemetery #1 and the Ladies of the Night tour. Whatever you choose, know you will be in great hands and will have a wonderful time. Use code BEYOND and save 15%. twochickswalkingtours.com   The Old 77 Hotel and Chandlery When you're ready to make your plans to visit New Orleans, you'll need a place to stay! The Old 77 is ideally situated in the Warehouse District, just three blocks from the French Quarter. It features a variety of pet-friendly rooms, the award-winning Compere Lapin restaurant, and more. You'll love the location, the rooms, and the food, but the details and the service are what you'll fall in love with! To book your room, click here or use code BBOLD77 to save 25% off their regular rates. Thank You Thanks to Adrian Anderson, John Kennedy, and Robert Mitchell Jr. for being my guests on today's episode. A special thanks to Anthony Joiner for connecting me to Dillard University, and to Lauren Cox for getting the interviews set up. Thanks also to Joel Sharpton from Pro Podcasting Services for being the intro voice of the podcast! Subscribe to the Podcast If you enjoy the show, please subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. If you do enjoy listening, please share Beyond Bourbon Street with someone who shares our love of New Orleans. Support Us on Patreon Would you like to help us continue to...
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