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Ursuline Nuns Arrive in New Orleans (2003)

Louisiana: A History



Genre: Documentary

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2003-09-14

Duration: 00:03:02

Subjects: Ursulines of New Orleans (New Orleans, La.) | NUNS | Women | Catholic Church | Education


  • Laudun, Tika Producer
  • Whitfield, Lynn Narrator
  • Nolan, Charles Interviewee
  • Gould, Virginia M. Interviewee


This excerpt from the series “Louisiana: A History” features a look back at the arrival of the Ursuline nuns in New Orleans in 1727. Upon their arrival, the nuns undertook their mission to educate the girls in the colony, including slaves, free girls of color, and Native Americans. Narrator: Lynn Whitfield