449. Ashley Steenson, part 1
449. Part 1 of our interview with Ashley Steenson about Teddy Roosevelt in Louisiana. "I’m a PhD student in American intellectual and political history (1850-1950) at The University of Alabama. I completed my MA in history at the University of Mississippi in May 2020. My research considers the connections between political ideologies in the South and the Northeast, primarily during the early twentieth century. I received a graduate minor in gender studies from the Sarah Isom Center in 2020 and serve as a graduate student council member for the Southern Historical Association (2021-2023). I have experience in public history through the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on History and Context and the Alabama Memory Project. My writing has been featured in publications like History Today and The Washington Post." This week in Louisiana history. December 26, 1971. Jared Leto from Bossier City was born. He is an actor and singer-songwriter for the band Thirty Seconds to Mars who won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Dallas Buyers Club. This week in New Orleans history. Born in New Orleans on December 25, 1878, Louis Cottrell was an influential American jazz drummer. "Old Man" Cottrell was the father of Louis Cottrell, Jr. and great-grandfather of New Orleans jazz drummer Louis Cottrell. He played with John Robichaux's orchestra in 1909 and with the Olympia Orchestra in New Orleans from 1900 to 1915. From 1916 to 1918 he played in Chicago with Manuel Perez, then played with A.J. Piron up until the time of his death. "Old Man" Cottrell has been credited as the innovator of the press roll in jazz drumming, and was a significant influence on most New Orleans drummers, having taught Baby Dodds, Paul Barbarin, Louis Barbarin, Freddie Kohlman, Cie Frazier and Alfred Williams. He died in New Orleans on October 17, 1927. This week in Louisiana.While in NOLA, plan a trip to Celebration in the Oaks, where City Park is transformed into 25 acres of dazzling Christmas fun. The Park, Botanical Garden, Storyland and Carousel Gardens Amusement Park are loaded with hundreds of thousands of lights to create a drive-through winter wonderland in the Big Easy.Postcards from Louisiana. David Middleton reads "The Shepherd: A Play."Listen on iTunes.Listen on Google Play.Listen on Google Podcasts.Listen on Spotify.Listen on Stitcher.Listen on TuneIn.The Louisiana Anthology Home Page.Like us on Facebook.