300 for 300 + Portraits from Week Three

We’re excited to share with you the third week of portraits recently published on Nola.com,
including Leah Chase, Isaac Delgado, Fats Domino, Dave Dixon, Ruby Bridges and John        
McDonogh.  

Leah Chase, by D. Lammie Hanson

Leah Chase, by D. Lammie Hanson

“This was the only white-tablecloth restaurant for black people. My husband would not spend a penny in any restaurant but here. When he invited someone out for dinner, you didn’t have to ask where, just what time. You knew it would be Dooky’s.” — Mariam Ortique, widow of civil rights lawyer and later state Supreme Court Justice Revius Ortique, in a 2016 interview with Brett Anderson in The New Yorker (excerpt from Nola.com)

Discover more about D. Lammie Hanson and her creative process here
Read the full story about Leah Chase on Nola.com

Isaac Delgado, by Maddie Stratton

Isaac Delgado, by Maddie Stratton

“The problem of city life is not its streets, its tenements or its gain, but what is to become of its boys. Give them a chance and a fair chance, and if the boys turn out right, the city will be right and so will all connected with it.” — Isaac Delgado, on the importance of early education (excerpt from Nola.com) 

Discover more about Maddie Stratton and her creative process here
Read the full story about Isaac Delgado on Nola.com 

Fats Domino, by Jeremy Paten

Fats Domino, by Jeremy Paten

“What they call rock and roll is rhythm and blues, and I’ve been playing it for 15 years in New Orleans.” — Fats Domino, 1956 (excerpt from Nola.com) 

Discover more about Jeremy and his creative process here
Read the full story about Fats Domino on Nola.com 

Dave Dixon, by Michael McManus

Dave Dixon, by Michael McManus

“My father was a New Orleanian to his toenails. He always said it that way, and believe me he was. He loved this city so much and probably put 75-80 percent of the energy he had in his life into this state. He just loved New Orleans.” — Frank Dixon, in 2012 (excerpt from Nola.com) 

Discover more about Michael and his creative process here
Read the full story about Dave Dixon on Nola.com

Ruby Bridges, by Jessica Strahan

Ruby Bridges, by Jessica Strahan

“Our Ruby taught us all a lot. She became someone who helped change the country. She was a part of history, just like generals and presidents are part of history. They are leaders, and so was Ruby. She led us away from hate, and she led us nearer to knowing each other, the white folks and the black folks.”  – Lucille Bridges, mother of Ruby Bridges, talking to author Robert Coles (Expert from Nola.com)

Discover more about Jessica and her creative process here
Read the full story about Ruby Bridges on Nola.com

John McDonogh, by Connie Kittok

John McDonogh, by Connie Kittok

 

“Because he always wore the same worn, almost threadbare suit, many people thought of               McDonogh as a miser. But the richest man in Louisiana looked like a bum to save money for children. He wanted to help all underprivileged children of New Orleans, and he decided the best way to do that was to accrue land.” – McDonogh biographer G. Leighton Ciravolo at a 2000 presentation called “150 Years of John McDonogh’s Legacy.” (Excerpt from Nola.com)

Discover more about Connie and her creative process here
Read the full story about John McDonogh 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