Mark Charles Roudané Writes on New Orleans Tribune Founder Louis Charles Roudanez

LACreole member Mark Charles Roudané has written a fascinating book, The New Orleans Tribune: An Introduction to America’s First Black Daily Newspaper, providing an account of his ancestor Dr. Louis Charles Roudanez, founder of the New Orleans Tribune.

Mr. Roudané has also penned a new article in the Atlantic Monthly, “Grappling With the Memory of New Orleans,” which addresses some of the complexities of growing up Creole in both the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries. It’s a must-read for anyone interested in the history of New Orleans, the Creole peoples, journalism, Reconstruction, or race and identity in general.

LACreole members attended a Memorial Dedication honoring Louis Charles Roudanez in March 2015; you can read more about that and Dr. Roudanez’ extraordinary legacy here. We also invite you to visit Mr. Roudanez’ family history Facebook page and website.


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