AP Tureaud Jr. was raised in the 7th Ward, which he called “the stronghold of the Creole community.” A Creole himself and the son of prominent civil rights lawyer AP Tureaud Sr., he remembers the neighborhood upheld education and leadership. But as often as this unified message was preached, Tureaud says not everyone in the community was given equal footing.
Because of the family's impact on local and national politics, the Tureaud family house at 3121 Pauger Street was designated as a historical landmark by the Department of the Interior in 2006. A Louisiana Star Marker can be found on the home today.
This interview was originally conducted by Mark Cave for the Historic New Orleans Collection.
The story above has been revised to reflect the following correction:
The name AP Tureaud, Junior and Senior, was misspelled several times in this story, and in the headline.