Geno Delafose and French Rockin’ Boogie (his band) played at the Breaux Bridge dance hall, La Poussiees (“The Dust”) on last Saturday, August 29, 2009.  Why is this important?  Geno plays all over south Louisiana, just about every weekend.  It’s because La Poussiere was the subject of a nationally-known civil rights lawsuit, when an African-American was refused entry in 1994. A  lengthy legal battle ensued, ending with the integration of the facility.

Read Herman Fusilier’s article, La Poussiere makes history with a good time, in the The Times.   NPR coverage from August 1995:  part I, part II.

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