Published on Apr 12, 2019
Mayor LaToya Cantrell of New Orleans, Louisiana presented a Certificate of Recognition for the involvement in 1891 by Mayor Shakspeare and members of the White League in the lynching of Italian men who had either been acquitted or never tried for the murder of Police Chief Hennessey. The Certificate of Recognition also thanked the Italian / Sicilian Community for its contributions to New Orleans which began with arrivals in the 1830s on boats carrying lemons. The ceremony occurred on April 12th, 2019 at the American Italian Cultural Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.