Virtual Discussion with Author and Filmmaker Royd Anderson
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Join Loyola alumnus, author, and filmmaker Royd Anderson to discuss his latest work, "New Orleans Disasters: Firsthand Accounts of Crescent City Tragedy." A Q&A will follow directly afterwards.
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Meet the Author
Royd Anderson is a Cuban American author, filmmaker, teacher, and historian from New Orleans. He specializes in Louisiana disasters that are usually not mentioned in Louisiana history textbooks.
Anderson produced many award-winning documentaries such as "Pan Am Flight 759," "The UpStairs Lounge Fire, The Continental Grain Elevator Explosion," "Mother’s Day Bus Crash on 610," and "The Luling Ferry Disaster." His film on the ferry disaster served as his master's thesis project at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The success of this film led to the creation of a monument for the victims in 2009.
He has been an invited guest speaker at Princeton University, Tulane University, Loyola University New Orleans, and the FBI New Orleans Division. Some of his TV appearances include spots on the Lifetime Movie Network, the National Geographic Channel, WYES’s Informed Sources, and WLAE’s Louisiana: The State We’re In.
Anderson received a Master of Science degree in Communication from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Loyola University New Orleans, and an Associate degree in Science from Delgado Community College.
About the Book
With more than 1,000 books on Hurricane Katrina, somehow not one work examines a collection of Crescent City calamity—until now. Hear seven tragedies and their fallout are explored through gripping firsthand interviews, planting readers amid the chaos. Revisit the agony of the Luling ferry disaster, the horror of Pan Am Flight 759 slamming into a Kenner neighborhood, and the Mother’s Day bus crash on 610 that claimed twenty-two lives. Sift for answers in the unsolved fires of the Rault Center and the UpStairs Lounge. Investigate the Continental Grain elevator explosion and experience the terror of the Howard Johnson’s sniper. Join author Royd Anderson on this harrowing journey through New Orleans tragedy.