Here’s an excerpt from Justin Nystrom’s Creole Italian in the Southern Foodways Alliance’s on-line journal. It’s a good history of the Sicilian French Quarter.
I was thinking about writing a blog post about the parallels between the COVID19 crisis and life on the New Orleans home front during World War 2. Luckily, 64 Parishes magazine did it for me here.
Rose works as a bookkeeper at Higgins Industries. Here’s a link to read more about Andrew Jackson Higgins and the boats that helped win World War II.
Even Nazi POWs were appalled at the treatment of African-Americans in the U.S. Heather Gilligan’s Medium post tells one story.
Sicilian Jazzman Louis Prima figures into THE ITALIAN PRISONER. Here’s an article with a little more background on him.
New Orleans writer John Pope combed through some oral histories at the National WWII Museum for this portrait of the many women who worked in non-traditional jobs during the war. Here’s a link to his September 24, 2020 nola.com story.