New Orleans

Parish: Orleans Parish

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  • Marietta Herr Interview, part 2

    Part 2 of audio interview with Marietta Herr for Women Pioneers of the Louisiana Environmental Movement by Peggy Frankland, conducted by Jennifer A. Cramer, Director of the T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History. Copyright: Louisiana State University Special Collections.
  • Marietta Herr Interview, part 3

    Part 3 of audio interview with Marietta Herr for Women Pioneers of the Louisiana Environmental Movement by Peggy Frankland, conducted by Jennifer A. Cramer, Director of the T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History. Copyright: Louisiana State University Special Collections.
  • Marietta Herr Interview

    Marietta Herr started her activism in 1971 when she became the environmental chairperson for the New Orleans League of Women Voters. One of the first issues she worked on as the chairperson was coastal erosion bringing the issue to the attention of both state and national public officials. She was also involved in the creation of Mayor Dutch Morial’s “environmental breakfasts.” An issue the group addressed and won was preventing gypsum from being dumped into the Mississippi River. She and her co-hart Mildred Fossier were also instrumental in preserving Bayou Sauvage—the largest urban wildlife refuge in the United States. She also successfully worked to have more than three thousand acres added to the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. She has been active for over fifty years in the League of Women Voters. She is currently the chairman of the Deutschef House Diamond Chor. Audio interview with Marietta Herr for Women Pioneers of the Louisiana Environmental Movement by Peggy Frankland, conducted by Jennifer A. Cramer, Director of the T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History. Copyright: Louisiana State University Special Collections.
  • Linda King Interview, part 2

    Part 2 audio interview with Linda King for Women Pioneers of the Louisiana Environmental Movement by Peggy Frankland, conducted by Jennifer A. Cramer, Director of the T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History. Copyright: Louisiana State University Special Collections.
  • Linda King Interview

    Linda King started her activism in Nitro, West Virginia, because of serious health issues she and her children experienced and she believed were caused by environmental pollution. Starting at a grassroots level taught her vital lessons about empowering people, lessons she realized she could share with the people of Louisiana when she moved here in the 1980s. She organized the first citizen’s conference held in New Orleans on health issues related to the environment. In 1989, she founded the Environmental Health Network (EHN), to assist communities, injured workers, and individuals with exposures to toxins. She is a certified mediator for EHN, helping groups learn negotiation and conflict resolution skills. She is the author of Chemical Injuries in the Courts: A Litigation Guide for Clients and Their Attorneys, helped publish a report to Congress called “Inconclusive by Design: Waste, Fraud, and Abuse in Federal Health Research.” Today, after getting a Masters in International Law and Human Rights, and teaching for eight years she is currently doing large family education projects throughout the United States. Audio interview with Linda King for Women Pioneers of the Louisiana Environmental Movement by Peggy Frankland, conducted by Jennifer A. Cramer, Director of the T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History. Copyright: Louisiana State University Special Collections.
  • Audrey Evans Interview

    Audrey Evans is well known for her work as a Community Outreach Coordinator for the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic, during the 1990s. She provided numerous communities and leaders in Louisiana with technical and legal assistance, and traveled extensively in support of their efforts, on issues ranging from industrial toxics and agricultural chemicals to historic preservation and coastal erosion. Since then, she has worked with LSU and UNO on housing issues, and has been an independent residential energy efficiency consultant based in New Orleans, helping to develop the home performance industry, most recently through education for air-conditioning contractors. Audio interview with Audrey Evans for Women Pioneers of the Louisiana Environmental Movement by Peggy Frankland, conducted by Jennifer A. Cramer, Director of the T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History. Copyright: Louisiana State University Special Collections.
  • Audrey Evans Interview, part 2

    Part 2 of audio interview with Audrey Evans for Women Pioneers of the Louisiana Environmental Movement by Peggy Frankland, conducted by Jennifer A. Cramer, Director of the T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History. Copyright: Louisiana State University Special Collections.
  • Maureen Oneill Interview, part 2

    Part 2 of audio interview with Maureen Oneill for Women Pioneers of the Louisiana Environmental Movement by Peggy Frankland, conducted by Jennifer A. Cramer, Director of the T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History. Copyright: Louisiana State University Special Collections.
  • Mildred Fossier Interview

    Mildred Fossier was the first New Orleans woman to be named the full time director of a city department in New Orleans. Besides directing the city’s Welfare Department and the Park and Parkway Commission in the 1970s, she was a full time committed, passionate environmentalist. She cofounded the Mayor’s environmental breakfast, she was an environmental advisor to Mayor Sidney Barthelemy, she cofounded the New Orleans Citizens for Urban trees (known as NOCUT), she was instrumental in the fight to stop Freeport McMoRan from dumping gypsum into the drinking water supply of New Orleans, and she helped to preserve Bayou Sauvage, the largest wildlife refuge in the United States. A bicycle path in the refuge was named in her honor. She was active in the League of Women Voters and was an active participant in civic affairs until her death in December, 2011, at the age of 98. Audio interview with Mildred Fossier for Women Pioneers of the Louisiana Environmental Movement by Peggy Frankland, conducted by Jennifer A. Cramer, Director of the T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History. Copyright: Louisiana State University Special Collections.
  • Mildred Fossier Interview, part 2

    Part 2 of audio interview with Mildred Fossier for Women Pioneers of the Louisiana Environmental Movement by Peggy Frankland, conducted by Jennifer A. Cramer, Director of the T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History. Copyright: Louisiana State University Special Collections.
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