race http://wwno.org en With New Focus, Episcopal Church Of Louisiana Addressing A History Of Racism http://wwno.org/post/new-focus-episcopal-church-louisiana-addressing-history-racism <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Episcopal Church of Louisiana spent the past year making plans for a new ministry, aiming to address its history of racism, as well as other forms of racism in society.</em></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Last week, the Washington, D.C.-based leader of the Episcopal Church came to New Orleans for a special service. At Christ Church Cathedral, the oldest Episcopal congregation in New Orleans, worshippers committed to racial healing and racial justice.&nbsp;</em></p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 11:04:00 +0000 Laine Kaplan-Levenson 52810 at http://wwno.org Segregated Church Bathroom Torn Down http://wwno.org/post/segregated-church-bathroom-torn-down The parishioners of<a href="http://www.olopchurch.org" target="_blank"> Our Lady of Peace</a> in the small plantation town of Vacherie can’t wait to get into their church’s new bathroom building. But for some poorly placed air conditioners, they would have dedicated the building last month.<p>For decades, the old bathroom building behind the 113-year-old Catholic church stood like a monument to segregation. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 11:37:00 +0000 Amy Jeffries 49959 at http://wwno.org Special Coverage: 50th Anniversary Of The March On Washington http://wwno.org/post/special-coverage-50th-anniversary-march-washington <p></p><p _mce_style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;" style="margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><span _mce_style="font-size: 10pt;" style="font-size: 10pt;">This Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, one of the landmark events in the civil rights struggles of the 1960s.</span></p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 16:20:23 +0000 WWNO Staff 42642 at http://wwno.org Southern Students Head to 50th Anniversary March on Washington Celebrations http://wwno.org/post/southern-students-head-50th-anniversary-march-washington-celebrations <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2013/08/082213_MarchOnWashingtonAnniversary_AW2way.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Next Wednesday marks the 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the March on the Washington for Jobs and Freedom.<p>In 1963 hundreds of thousands rallied in the National Mall in DC for civil and economic rights for African Americans.&#160; That rally is also where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made his historic speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial.<p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UV1fs8lAbg<p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 11:46:00 +0000 Ashley Westerman 42394 at http://wwno.org Music Impresario George Wein Dedicates Center for Jazz Education http://wwno.org/post/music-impresario-george-wein-dedicates-center-jazz-education <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The New Orleans Jazz &amp; Heritage Festival continues its </span>44<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> year of music today at the Fair Grounds. This morning a new music education center was dedicated to one of the festival’s founders, George </span>Wein<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and his wife Joyce.</span></p> Fri, 03 May 2013 18:33:20 +0000 Eve Troeh 34635 at http://wwno.org