Stephanie Grace: Mayors’ tales from the front lines show arc of modern New Orleans history on race | Stephanie Grac…

It would have been tough to watch last week’s panel featuring four past, present and future New Orleans mayors without being at least somewhat overcome by the history this group has seen, and overseen — particularly on the issue of race.

Outgoing Mayor Mitch Landrieu may be touring the country to promote his new book on the subject, but it was Landrieu’s appearance alongside his father Moon, as well as former Mayor Sidney Barthelemy and Mayor-elect LaToya Cantrell, that brought the changes over the last five decades home.

There were some towering figures missing from the stage at the Ed Renwick Lecture for Loyola University’s Institute of Politics and the Norman C….

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