Initially written off as “crazy,” the New Orleans Sniper’s ideas reflected a more widely held sentiment of rage among Black youth.
Dr. Francis Gourrier Jr. is a teacher-scholar and Assistant Professor of American Studies and History at Kenyon College. There, he is also a faculty affiliate in the African Diaspora Studies program. His teaching and research interests are focused on the Civil Rights era; education and student activism; and Black migration in the 20th Century. He received his Ph.D. in History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana.