History

Amid everything that we are doing here at 89.9 WWNO, we are also squeezing in a commemoration of our 40th Anniversary.

Louisiana will celebrate 200 years of statehood this coming April. To commemorate the anniversary, The Historic New Orleans Collection is exhibiting a gallery  of artifacts tracing  the state's history. John Lawrence, the director of Museum  programs for the HNOC, talked about it with WWNO 

Faubourg Treme

Feb 13, 2009
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The fabric and identity of New Orleans is often revealed through the history of its neighborhoods. Now, a film documentary by two local producers tells the story of one of New Orleans's oldest and most culturally significant.

A long-awaited historical marker was unveiled in February at the corner of Press and Royal Streets, marking the spot in 1892 where Homer Plessy was thrown off a railway car and arrested. Plessy's planned act of civil disobedience eventually made its way to the Supreme Court in the landmark case Plessy v. Ferguson, and, for some, marks the beginning of the civil rights movement.

What New Orleanians did to beat the heat during mid 19th century summers.

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