Francis T. Nicholls
Governor in 1877. Criticized Burbons & challenged the Louisiana Lottery. He bleieved that government should work for the good of all.
(" the ultimate carpetbagger"). State Treasurer & managing editor of the New OrIeans Times. Also in the 1889 scandal involving lottery & accused of stealing millions...fled to Central America.
Comite des Citoyens
French term for "Committee of Citizens". This civil rights group formed to fight against segregation.
Member of Comite des Citoyens., challenged La law dealing with seating Blacks in separate cars on trains. Sued saying law violated the 13th & 14th Amendments.
Governor Newton Blanchard
during the 20th century. Separated juvenile lawbreakers form adults, improved public education,allowed schools to borrow money, 200+ schools built. High schools grew form 26 to 53. Doubled state education budget.
James B. Aswell
("father of modern education in Louisiana"). Superintendent of Education. Brought qualified teachers to schools. Established a standard high school program.