Art As Responsibility: Willie Birch's Oral History

Aug 16, 2019

Willie Birch was fortunate enough to find not one, but two life callings at a young age. Coming up in New Orleans during the civil rights movement, he discovered his artistic talent just as he was finding a place for himself in the struggle. In this edition of NOLA Life Stories, Mr. Birch discusses the many roles he's played in his life — from activist, to service member, to influential artist.

This NOLA Life Stories interview was conducted by Mark Cave for The Historic New Orleans Collection and produced for WWNO by Sarah Holtz.