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Thibodaux Recognizes 1887 Massacre (2017)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-09-08

Duration: 00:02:12

Subjects: Mass shootings | Thibodaux Massacre, 1887 | History


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • Eschete, Tommy Speaker
  • Williams-Johnson, Constance Interviewee


This segment from the September 8, 2017, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Rex Q. Fortenberry’s report on the Thibodaux City Council moving to memorialize the victims of the racially motivated 1887 massacre. His report includes Thibodaux Mayor Tommy Eschete reading a proclamation and an interview with Councilwoman Constance Williams-Johnson. Host: Andre Moreau