Our winter 2019 issue of 64 Parishes, featuring cover art by Lafayette-based artist Denise Gallagher, explores some of Louisiana’s hidden histories. Criminologist Marianne Fisher-Giorlando uses archival photography to take us inside The Walls, Louisiana’s first state prison, now under downtown Baton Rouge. Anthropologist Denise Bates interviews Linda and Bertney Langley, custodians of the Coushatta Tribal Archive, and managing editor Chris Turner-Neal reports on the longest-running gay Mardi Gras krewe outside New Orleans, the Mystic Krewe of Apollo de Lafayette.
The issue also includes:
- Alison Fensterstock’s account of the Grateful Dead’s fabled 1970 bust in New Orleans
- Philippe Halbert’s description of the historical artifacts unearthed in a French Quarter renovation
- Lake Charles’s place in 20th-century music, as told by Lucie Monk Carter
- Poppy Tooker serving up a review of John Coykendall’s Preserving Our Roots
- A look at Abraham Lincoln’s near-miss melee somewhere on the Lower Mississippi, courtesy of Richard Campanella
Plus stories by our partners at the theand the Shreveport Regional Arts Council.