Greater than a century after armed white mobs shot no less than 30 black individuals in what got here to be generally known as the Thibodaux Bloodbath, the Lafourche Parish Council plans Tuesday night (Nov. 14) to honor the victims and their households, the Every day Comet studies. Councilman Jerry Jones additionally needs Lafourche residents to carry a second of silence for the victims on Nov. 23, the one hundred and thirtieth anniversary of the bloodbath.
The violence of that day in 1887 ended a monthlong strike by hundreds of sugar cane plantation area staff, a few of them former slaves and a few white individuals. White mobs went door to door capturing unarmed black individuals for greater than two hours. John DeSantis, whose e-book concerning the bloodbath was revealed hyperlink 2016, says data point out that 30 to 60 individuals died.
The town of Thibodaux accepted an identical proclamation for the victims on Sept. 5.
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