Mitch Landrieu Elected New Orleans Mayor
Filed Under: Politics | Posted: 02/06/2010 at 7:05PM
Comments | Region: Louisiana | United States
Mitch Landrieu has been elected Mayor of New Orleans.
Who is he? GroundReporter NRothstein describes Mitch’s rise to power, starting with his father, Moon Landrieu:
In 1960, Moon Landrieu, a young state representative from uptown New Orleans, had a difficult decision to make. The state legislature was about to vote on the future of New Orleans schools and desegregation. Landrieu was no civil rights activist, but had grown to understand the disparities in living conditions between blacks and whites through long conversations with his law school classmate, Norman Francis (the current President of Xavier University). For years, the white establishment had fought the federal government’s Brown v. Board of Education ruling to desegregate the schools.