>Missing soldiers, Blog Talk Radio, and Bousillage

>I spent a good time this morning watching and listening to both YouTube and Blog Talk Radio. Megan Smolenyak gave an interview on Blog Talk Radio and discussed her work with missing soldiers. I am looking forward to the Blog Talk Radio episode about Louisiana’s slave revolt on March 8th, 2011.

It all took place on January 8, 1811 a group of determined enslaved African was determined to rise up against slavery and take their own freedom and destiny into their own hands. Please join longtime activist and historian Professor Leon Waters, who has led tours of the area where the revolt took place for years. Water is also a founding member of the Louisiana Museum of African American History located in New Orleans, Louisiana. Water’s great great grandfather, Hanniball Waters was an enslaved African on the James Brown plantation in St. Charles Parish escaped from the plantation and later served in the 1st Heavy Artillery Corps d’Afrique of the Union Army in the Civil War. Please join us for this very informative discussion. Also join us is Linda Hill, Curator at Southern University, New Orleans, (SUNO) Center of African American-Studies

I also visited Nurturing Our Roots on You Tube and NCPTT’s video on Bousillage. What is Bousillage? Walls made of mud! You better watch the video and see how spanish moss is used. They are working at Oakland Plantation and will give you the run down on how to build a mud wall. Of course this is historical restoration work, and may not pertain to everyone, but in case you’ve got the urge to build a mud wall….
Well, here it is 🙂 I thought it was kewl.


About Louisiana Genealogy Admin

I manage several RootsWeb mailing lists and message boards, support Louisiana Cemetery Preservation, am a former Louisiana and Mississippi librarian, have been researching genealogy of my family since 1988, and write and promote several blogs supporting either Louisiana genealogy or Louisiana cemeteries.
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