We’re excited to share with you the fifth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Archbishop Philip Hannan, Edwin Hampton, Ellis Marsalis, Francis Xavier Seelos, Mahalia Jackson, and Thomas Jefferson.
Archbishop Philip Hannan, by Alexandra Kilburn
“I could feel these people had a certain morale. I knew these people would come back.” — Archbishop Philip M. Hannan (excerpt from Nola.com)
Edwin Hampton, by Queen Hope Parker
“He didn’t just teach music. He taught manhood. We practiced, I thought, harder than the football team.” — musician Bernard Johnson, a former St. Augustine drummer (excerpt from Nola.com)
Ellis Marsalis, by Jeff Morgan
“Ellis really had a vision of what jazz education needed to be. And it wasn’t about notes and half notes. It was about the cultures that feed into jazz, and the environment of disciplined innovation that jazz greatness has to have.” — Former UNO Chancellor Gregory O’Brien, upon Marsalis’ retirement (excerpt from Nola.com)
Francis Xavier Seelos,
by Saegan Swanson
“I have come here to pass the rest of my days and find a lasting resting place at Saint Mary’s. I feel I have traveled enough. I shall never leave New Orleans.” — Francis Xavier Seelos (excerpt from Nola.com)
Mahalia Jackson, by Jessica Strahan
“If there were one tenth the evidence that the Brooklyn Bridge was unsafe for traffic as there is that cancer of the lung is caused by cigarette smoking, the Brooklyn Bridge would be closed to traffic within 24 hours until it could be determined whether it was safe.” — Dr. Ochsner, quoted in a 1999 article in The Ochsner Journal (excerpt from Nola.com)
Thomas Jefferson, by Michael McManus
“There is on the globe one single spot, the possessor of which is our natural and habitual enemy. It is New Orleans, through which the produce of three-eighths of our territory must pass to market.” — Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to Robert Livingston, the U.S. minister to France (excerpt from 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.