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CreoleGen · 1W 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 · 1M 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 · 1M 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 · 1M 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. ...
CreoleGen · 1M ago

Seniors of 1945 ( Xavier University Preparatory High School)

  1st Row: Willer Mae Robert, Austin Foster, Lolita Villavaso, Grace Small, Joseph Arceneaux, Alberta Anderson 2nd Row: Aline Duminy, Audrey Detiege, Marie Harris, Elaine Dejoie, Walter Alex...
CreoleGen · 2M ago

Enslaved Families Remembered at Laura Plantation

In April 1951, The Louisiana Weekly included a snapshot of Mrs. Sarah Hébert Brown, who was then aged ninety-three years old, and her daughter, granddaughter, great-granddaughter, and great-...
CreoleGen · 2M ago

Blood Cries Out from the Soil: Louisiana’s First Quintuplets (1950)

   When Albertha Allen (a 28-year-old farm mother from White Castle, Louisiana) was rushed to Charity Hospital on Monday night, June 26, 1950; she was in severe pain. Mr. Frank Smith, an ord...
CreoleGen · 3M ago

A Rosa Parks of the Seventh Ward – Bernice Delatte (1943)

On Sunday, July 11, 1943, seventeen-year-old, Bernice Delatte (a recent graduate of McDonogh No. 35 and a resident of 2116 Law Street) found herself on her way to Lake Pontchartrain for a pl...
CreoleGen · 4M ago

“Yams and Pecans” – Country Life in St. Landry Parish

We at CreoleGen are once again very proud to feature a post by Mr. James Guidry, an avid reader and guest author. Our readers may recall that in the recent past, Mr. Guidry published his ref...
CreoleGen · 4M ago

“Like an Octopus Pulling Me”: The Affair of Virginia Reed and Charles Letten

Upon her death in December 1926, Miss Virginia Reed left a comparatively sizable estate for a woman who had never married and who had never engaged in a skilled profession. Out of her estate...