COMMUNITY MEETING Wed. May 2 at 6 pm
Scientists from Tulane and ULL will discuss plans for exploring the site where victims if the 1887 Thibodaux Massacre May be buried in a mass grave. Archaeology work begins in mid-May
In 1887, sugar cane workers in south Louisiana stood up against those who would have kept them as slaves years after emancipation. Their story began as one of hope and empowerment. It ended in tragedy. Between 30 and 60 black people were shot down in the city of Thibodaux by vigilantes. Some were dumped into a mass grave. We are a 501c3 corporation seeking to recover those remains so that they can be properly and reverently buried in caskets, in sacred ground. We are networked with descendants of the dead, local churches and the University of Louisiana Lafayette, whose Public Archeology Lab will do the work as soon as we give them the funds to pay for it. Click here to donate:
Louisiana: The State We're In
Click on the below image to view a segment of LPB's "Louisiana: The State We're In" to learn more.