This exhibit commemorates Louisiana High School Boxing. Considered Louisiana’s “forgotten sport,” boxing was one of the state’s most popular sports during the early decades of the 20th century. High school boxing began in 1931 and flourished for three decades, before ending in 1958. Louisiana was among the nation’s greatest amateur boxing states, producing some of the greatest fights and fighters in prep boxing history. This exhibit uses a variety of artifacts, images, and documents to present the story and impact high school boxing had on Louisiana’s culture during the 1930s through the 1950s.
Exhibit created by Don Landry