The Common Wind’s Creole Visionary: Dr. Louis Charles Roudanez

by Caryn Cossé Bell

In September 1862, with Civil War New Orleans occupied by the U.S. Army, Louis Charles Roudanez, his brother Jean Baptiste Roudanez, and a small group of wealthy allies launched L’ Union, the first African American newspaper in the Southern states (Foner 63). On the front page of the French-language bi-weekly’s premier issue, the paper published two letters “in full and word for word” as they considered it “a sacrilege to lay thereupon our profane hand” (Brickhouse 1107).

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The Common Wind’s Creole Visionary by Caryn Cosse Bell


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