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Early in 1862, General P.G.T. Beauregard issued a request to the Southern states for bells to be made into cannons for the Confederate army. The donated bells were shipped to New Orleans to be melted down and re-cast. However, the bells were never…

Portrait of a Maya woman holding a water jar.

Mayday is one of William Faulkner's lesser known works, and has been largely ignored by critics and scholars. The Authurian novelette was written in 1926, shortly after Faulkner met and fell in love with Helen Baird. Mayday, along with several poems…

Delesseps Story “Chep” Morrison, Sr., (January 18, 1912-May 22, 1964) was mayor of New Orleans from 1946-1961. Schiro ran under the Morrison Ticket for City Council Member At-Large.

The image of “the walking man” appeared on much of Schiro’s campaign literature, often captioned “the man of action.”