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Episode Info: St. Bernard Parish Massacre of 1868 In October 1868 dozens of African Americans were massacred in St. Bernard Parish, a few miles downriver from New Orleans. Today's episode is about this little known event. It is a story about freedom, Reconstruction, a Presidential election, and a fight between cultures. To help us learn about the St. Bernard Parish Massacre, I'm joined by Chris Dier, an author, educator and the 2020 Louisiana Teacher of the Year.   Quick Episode Summary Recap of last episode about Dillard University Introduction of Chris Dier, author of St. Bernard Massacre of 1868 (4:55) St. Bernard massacre was not a riot (9:40) The Islenos of Louisiana (12:30) Setting the Stage; 1860s in the United States (15:00) The economics of Reconstruction (18:45) The presidential election of 1868 (19:00) The execution of Louis Wilson (23:15) Impact of hurricanes on records (28:00) Pablo Feliu is killed - facts and myths (32:15) Lasting impact of the massacre (39:00)   Previous Episodes Mentioned The Battle of New Orleans - Episode 29 Abraham Lincoln in New Orleans - Episode 40   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. You also get to tour Lafayette Cemetery, just across the street from Commander’s Palace. 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%.   Liz Wood Realty Have you decided to move to New Orleans? If so, let Liz Wood and her team over at Liz Wood Realty help you find the right place. They can help whether you plan to rent or purchase the home of your dreams! New Orleans is a terrific city, but choosing the neighborhood that’s the best fit for you can be overwhelming. Liz makes the process fun and easy. Reach out to Liz at and make your dream of living in New Orleans a reality! Several members of our community have done just that and are thrilled with their new homes! You will be, too!   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 th...
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