Episodes about "new orleans"

Mother Beasley

Mother Beasley

Mother Beasley was a free Black woman who married into wealth and then gave it all away as a widow in order to found one of the first Catholic religious orders for Black women in the US. Tom and Noelle Crowe tell the story of this courageous woman who also defied the law to educate enslaved children and spent her life serving others.
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James Longstreet

James Longstreet

James Longstreet was a Civil War Confederate general rejected by his former compatriots after the war, who eventually became Catholic.

Henriette DeLille

Henriette DeLille

Henriette DeLille was a woman of mixed race in antebellum New Orleans who rejected the placage system and founded an order that educated the children of slaves

Margaret Haughery

Margaret Haughery

Margaret Haughery, the “Bread Woman of New Orleans,” was an immigrant from Ireland who lost her family twice before starting successful businesses and doing extraordinary philanthropy.