Oakland Cemetery

Tour Stop 5 - Annie McCune

Annie McCune is best known as the “Shreveport Madam” from the book of that title by the late Goodloe Stuck. She was one of the principal madams of the legal red light district in Shreveport until it was closed down in 1917. McCune was instrumental in the creation of the district and was an advocate for women’s rights. Her date of birth is unknown and she apparently never allowed a photograph to be taken of her. She died in Shreveport on June 13, 1920.

Annie McCune