Culture

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Thomas L. Jennings – Tradesman and abolitionist

Thomas L. Jennings (1791 – February 12, 1856) was an African-American tradesman and abolitionist in New York City, New York. He operated and owned a tailoring and dry-cleaning business, and, in 1821, he was the...
Billy Morrow Jackson

The Civil Rights Prints of Billy Morrow Jackson

This decade will mark the 50th anniversary of the myriad of the seminal events for the Civil Rights Movement in the United States of America. It is, therefore, an opportune moment for review, remembrance and re...
Ernest Gaines

Ernest Gaines: Guardian of his Peoples Story

“All writers write about the past, and I try to make it come alive, so you can see what happened.” (E.G. 2011) If you believe in Reincarnation, you could imagine that Ernest Gaines was an African “Griot” in an...
Panderina Soumas

Cooking up Creole Heritage with Chef Pansou

The state of Louisiana isn’t the largest state in the Union, but it offers one of the most diverse dichotomies in the United States. While most people think of the state of Louisiana as a home of Creole culture...
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Recipes – Shrimp Creole

Ingredients:2 tablespoons olive oil 4 garlic cloves, minced 2 large onions, chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 1 green bell pepper, chopped 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 cups seafood stock o...
Creole Cake

Recipes – Creole Cake

Ingredients:2 cups sugar 1/2 cup cocoa 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup buttermilk 2 eggs 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 tablespoon vanilla 1 cup boiling waterFor Frosting ...