Second Line Sustenance; photograph by Eric Waters; courtesy of the artist 

May 13, 2021
7 p.m. Central Time
This is a virtual program, which will take place in Zoom.
Admission is free. Register now through Zoom.
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For more than 150 years, African American benevolent associations and social aid and pleasure clubs have supported their members and the broader community by organizing jazz funerals and second line parades. As the parades weave through the city, barrooms and other community spaces host stops, and vendors travel with the second line to provide food and refreshments. Join us for a conversation with club presidents and business owners who will discuss these important networks within the city’s cultural economy and share stories that celebrate the places and people who make second lines happen. 

This event is presented in conjunction with THNOC's exhibition and upcoming book Dancing in the Streets: Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs of New Orleans.


Rachel Breunlin, Neighborhood Story Project 
Norman Dixon Jr., president of the Young Men Olympian Junior Benevolent Association 
Darryl Press, “Porkchop Man” and cofounder of the Ole & Nu Style Fellas Social Aid and Pleasure Club
Steven Elloie, owner of the Sportsman’s Corner bar 
Perry “Ice Bird” Franklin, owner of Club Good Times II and president of the Keep ’N It Real Social and Pleasure Club 
Cecile Dalton, owner of Seal’s Class Act 

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