Etc.

NOLA by the Numbers

2,100
Seats at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts.

100
Approximate number of short stories published by Kate Chopin.

51
Age at which Louisiana-born black entrepreneur Sarah Breedlove, aka Madam C.J. Walker, passed away.

70
Age of Josephine Louise Newcomb when, in memory of her deceased teenaged daughter, she founded H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College, the first all-female college in Louisiana.

5
Years of debate before Dr. Elizabeth Bass was voted into the Orleans Parish Medical Society as its first female member.

25
Sculptor Angela Gregory’s age at the time of her first commissioned work.

 

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