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Louisiana radicals order the reconvoking of the Louisiana Constitutional Convention of 1864.

Louisiana, 1857, (with New Orleans city map), zoomable
07/08/1866

Radical Republicans in Louisiana, angered with the conservative actions of the Democratically-controlled legislature, were determined to recall the Constitutional Convention of 1864 to take remedial action.  A group of former members, citing the rule that the gathering could be recalled, elected State Supreme Court Judge R.K. Howell as President pro teme, and he announced on this day that the Convention of 1864 would be reconvened in New Orleans on July 30, 1866.  This would lead to the historic and influential riot that killed almost fifty people, mostly black citizens.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

"Louisiana," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 452.
John Kendall, History of New Orleans, Volume I (New York: Lewis Publishing, 1922), chapter XIX.

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