Raphael Cassimere, Jr.
Dr. Raphael Cassimere, Jr. is a native New Orleanian. He is Seraphia D. Leyda Professor-Emeritus of History at UNO where he taught for 37 years. He has been active with the NAACP since 1960 and held numerous offices at the local, state, regional and national levels. He is a past chairman of the Vieux Carré Commission.