Blood in the Pool: The 1868 Bossier Massacre

As a kid, I remember going to Mike Woods Pool in the Shady Grove neighborhood of Bossier City to swim. I’d climb the huge diving board, stare down into the water, hold my breath, and jump in, sinking towards the bottom before rising back up to the top for air. What I didn’t realize then, and what took me years to realize was that the pool might as well be filled with blood. The blood from a past I knew nothing…