History and 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...

The Many Traditions of Mardi Gras in Louisiana

The Many Traditions of Mardi Gras in Louisiana - Each year one of the most rambunctious events to take place in the United States is the celebration of Mardi GrasNew Orleans is often viewed as the home of M...

Unpacking Brexit: What comes next?

For the last two years, Brexit has been dominating the headlines. But what will the UK’s leaving the EU mean for the creole speaking islands of Mauritius, Dominica, Seychelles and St Lucia? Will it cause proble...
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Courir de Mardi Gras Soileau, LA

This is a cold, windy morning, at 9:30am in Metro Soileau (although this is as country as can be). Metro Soileau is the name associated with this region, as locals prefer to relate to this area. The Parade Capt...
Alcée Fortier

Alcée Fortier: The Preserver of Tales

A renowned Professor at Tulane University in New Orleans, Alcée Fortier was the author of numerous works on language, literature, and Louisiana history. Perhaps his greatest contribution to the field of academi...