300 for 300 + Portraits from Week 32

We’re excited to share with you the thirty-second week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Bishop Paul S. Morton, Angela Hill, Donald E. Powell, Y Van Vu, Walker Percy, and Kermit Ruffins.

For the Greater…, by Jessica Strahan

Bishop Paul S. Morton, by Jessica Strahan

“Our purpose is to change a generation. We have to do it and we have to do it now. We can’t put spirituality on the back burner.” — Bishop Paul Morton, speaking at the 1998 Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Conference in New Orleans. He was the conference’s presiding bishop. (excerpt from Nola.com) 

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Read the full story about Bishop Paul S. Morton on Nola.com

Angela Hill, by Sean Randall

Angela Hill, by Sean Randall

 “Night after night, Angela was the friend who filled you in. Angela is family.” — WWL-TV anchor Karen Swensen, upon the 2013 retirement of broadcaster Angela Hill. (excerpt from Nola.com) 

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Read the full story about Angela Hill on Nola.com

Donald E. Powell, by Connie Kittok

Donald E. Powell, by Connie Kittok

“Over time what happened to Don, he kind of got tired of toeing the corporate line. … As he learned more about the scale of the disaster, he became as sincere and as strong an advocate as anyone in that position could be. We couldn’t have asked for a more dedicated or harder working person.” — Then-Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., in 2008. (excerpt from Nola.com) 

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Read the full story about Donald E. Powell on Nola.com

Y Van Vu, by Alexandra Kilburn

Y Van Vu, by Alexandra Kilburn

“It was very sad to have to leave. Very hard. It is a sad memory when you wake up one morning and you leave everything behind.”– Y Van Vu, in a 2004 interview with The Times-Picayune, about his departure from Vietnam. (excerpt from Nola.com) 

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Read the full story about Y Van Vu on Nola.com 

Walker Percy, by Maddie Stratton

Walker Percy, by Maddie Stratton

“Walker Percy was a writer. He was, of course, many other things: father, grandfather, Catholic, conversationalist, Saints fan, golfer. But most of his energy was devoted to writing. In many ways, his writings remind us of parables. Sometimes it was hard to get his point. But for all their subtlety, his stories were powerful and moving.” — the Rev. Tom Clancy, in eulogizing Walker Percy in 1990.
(excerpt from Nola.com) 

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Read the full story about Walker Percy on Nola.com 

Kermit Ruffins: BBQ Swinger, by Gabriel Flores

Kermit Ruffins: BBQ Swinger, by Gabriel Flores

“(Louis Armstrong) really, really led one of America’s true art forms. He was really the cherry on top of New Orleans music. And now I see it being passed on to younger kids, and for me to have a role in that and to maybe do the things he did is so spiritual to me.” — Kermit Ruffins. (excerpt from Nola.com) 

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Read the full story about Kermit Ruffins on Nola.com 

Where Y’Art is the proud partner of Nola Media Group, the producers of Nola.com / The Times-Picayune for its 300 for 300 project, marking the tricentennial of New Orleans, running through 2018 and highlighting 300 people who have made New Orleans, New Orleans.