Louisiana is complicated. From The Delta to the Neutral Strip, we change shapes, add flavors, and remix sounds. Genius runs deep in the fields and bayous, and every generation emerges with new views on what it means to be from Louisiana. People gravitate here from around the world. We have food, fortitude, tragedies, and creativity for days, but you need to listen closely. 64 Parishes believes that every corner of Louisiana has something to say. We work with writers, artists, and communities to tell stories that explore our past and reflect on our present, stories that are all about Louisiana.
64 Parishes is a project of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH). Since 1971, LEH has partnered with communities, institutions, and individuals to explore Louisiana’s past, reflect on our present, and imagine our future. LEH began publishing a quarterly magazine, Louisiana Cultural Vistas, in 1990. In 2008, LEH launched KnowLA, the online encyclopedia of Louisiana. 64 Parishes represents the evolution of this tradition, creating content that reflects the partnerships, programs, and mission of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. Visit www.leh.org to learn more about LEH.
Publisher/Executive Director Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities
Erin M. Greenwald, PhD
Assistant Media Editor