Dr. L. Roudanez

Dr. Louis Roudanez was the founder of L'Union and, after its failure, La Tribune, the first daily African-American newspaper in the United States. He earned medical degrees from the University of Paris and Dartmouth College and counted both blacks and whites among his patients in New Orleans. Along with his colleagues at the Tribune, he is praised by Desdunes for his "high character," "righteous intentions," "great knowledge," "vast experience," and "superb spirit of independence."