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CreoleGen · 1W ago

A Year to Remember…The Yellow Jackets (1949)

   Xavier University Preparatory (1949) Once the home to Southern University, this building housed Xavier students until 1954. The decision to tear down the beautiful Roman structure was not...
CreoleGen · 3W ago

Theft of Love, Labor, & Land – Clarence Borne, St. John the Baptist Parish, 1936

“The story has all the force of any great production shown on the theatrical stage, and a plot too diabolical for the imagination of man, but one involving things held sacred above all else ...
CreoleGen · 1M ago

Weddings of the 1940s

Due to the hardships and product scarcities that Americans faced after World War II, many couples decided to have more informal weddings. Brides chose suits over bridal gowns. Skirts were sh...
CreoleGen · 2M ago

Walter L. Cohen High School – Early Days 1949-1953

When Walter L. Cohen High School opened its doors in the fall of 1949, it became the 5th public secondary school available to students of color in New Orleans. The opening of the school, loc...
CreoleGen · 2M ago

Leland’s Grand Old Lady – Mrs. Alice Thornton Morse

The successful strivings of Negroes for enlightenment under most adverse circumstances read like beautiful romances of a people in an heroic age.                –  Carter G. Woodson.    In t...
CreoleGen · 4M ago

First Roneagles Yearbook – 1928

In preparation for the upcoming celebration of McDonogh No. 35 High School’s Centennial Anniversary this year, we thought it would be appropriate to show images from the first Roneagle yearb...
CreoleGen · 4M ago

The “Immunes” & La Flamenca – 9th. Volunteer Infantry, Spanish-American War

The Cuban War for Independence (1895-1898) was the last of three wars waged by the Cubans for liberation from Spain. The question of U. S. involvement in the War and thus a U. S. campaign to...
CreoleGen · 5M ago

Lynchings, Gruesome Gertie and Coming of Age

James Guidry has submitted several articles to CreoleGen which dealt with his life growing up in Opelousas, LA as a young man. All of these articles have been extremely well written, thought...
CreoleGen · 5M ago

Les Modistes: Ladies League Sewing Club – New Orleans, 1943

Pictured from left to right: Mrs. Albertha Stewart, Chair of Sick Relief; Mrs. Sarah Coster Hyce, President; Mrs. Dorothy Barber Brent, Recording Secretary; Mrs. Carrie Brent, Vice President...
CreoleGen · 5M ago

Edward and Norma Epps – Golden Anniversary 1901-1951

Pictured left to right: Thelma Epps Dejoie (daughter); Emilie “Millie” Patin Pittman (Mrs. Epps’ sister); Sheila Badon (great-niece); Harold Epps (son); Mrs. Norma Patin Epps; Mr. Edward J. ...