We’re excited to share with you the thirteenth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Master P, Al Scramuzza, Lindy and Hale Boggs, Pres Kabacoff, and Homer Plessy.
Percy “Master P” Miller, by Jeremy Paten
“I come from a poor culture of people. Nobody in my family had money. I had to break the negative cycle and pass that on to my kids.” — Percy Miller, in a 2015 interview with Forbes magazine (excerpt from Nola.com)
Al Scramuzza, by Gabriel Flores
“I always had plenty confidence. They wrote my commercials at the TV station, I changed the scripts. I told the director, ‘Stand on the side.'” — Al Scramuzza, in a 2001 interview with The Times-Picayune (excerpt from Nola.com)
Lindy Boggs, by Maddie Stratton
“She was more than good. She was great. Grace was in her DNA, grace was in her steps, and heaven was in her eyes. She never gave in. She never gave out. She kept the faith. She kept her eyes on the prize.” — U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., on Lindy Boggs (excerpt from Nola.com)
Hale Boggs, by Maddie Stratton
“He was a master strategist, a brilliant debater and a great compromiser — in the best sense of that word. His gregarious nature, his charm and ready wit complemented his intelligence and persuasive use of power.” — House Speaker Carl Albert, in eulogizing Hale Boggs (excerpt from Nola.com)
Pres Kabacoff, by Alexandra Kilburn
“I really feel I’ve done my homework. I feel like I’m doing the right thing. … My hope is that history will bear it out.” — Pres Kabacoff, in a 2007 interview (excerpt from Nola.com)
Homer Plessy, by Jeremy Paten
“Before there was Linda Brown versus the board of education, and before there was Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Improvement Association, there was Homer Plessy and a New Orleans group of eighteen men called the Comite des Cityoens.” — author Keith Weldon Medley in his book “We As Freeman: Plessy vs. Ferguson” (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.