Rosemary Westwood is a writer and journalist living in New Orleans. Her work has appeared in Pacific Standard, the Walrus, Vox, and elsewhere. She was previously a magazine reporter and columnist in Canada and a producer at CBC and BBC radio news networks.
A feature essay from the Spring 2020 issue.
History is, in part, the memories we choose to protect and reinforce, to ensure their longevity and influence. In Thibodaux’s protected memory, sugarcane has endured, plantations have endured, Confederate heroes have endured—but not the massacre.