THE KNOTS THAT TIED OUR ANCESTORS TO US.        

TIE US TO OUR DESCENDENTS.

 

 

 

 

Etches of Ebony Louisiana

In 1983, after extensive research Norman R. Smith compiled and published the Etches of Ebony calendars.  Each calendar features a different African American Louisianian each month, generally with a portrait and biographical sketch of each individual.  Also, throughout the days of the month a historic fact was given in correlation with that particular day.  After Hurricane Katrina, Smith recovered most of his works and now humbly offers these calendars and a featured book containing even more pertinent Louisiana history.  This site exhibits excerpts from these works in the form of a few historic figures and their biographical sketch.

Our founder is feverishly attempting to publish new editions of this one of a kind calendar with even more history.  But in the meantime please enjoy the historical facts we post here or check out our already published work Footprints of Black Louisiana.

 

Subtle Fact Gallery

     

 

This is the drum of Jordan B. Noble, a veteran of four wars, and a Captain of Louisiana Native Guard. This drum was beaten by him at many military and civic parades, including the World's
Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition, New Orleans, 1884-1885.

 

Want to learn more, check out our latest work here.