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Indigenous people and Native Americans The French colonial period The Spanish colonial period The slave trade Louisiana Purchase The Civil War  Reconstruction  Civil rights & suffrage Carnival  Music  Theater & film  Military conflicts  Gender & sexuality  Visual art  Industry & innovation  Carribean connections  Sports  Natural disasters  Cajuns Food  Tennessee Williams  Black history  Women's history  Maps  Literature  Miscellaneous  


 Indigenous people and Native Americans 

Choctaw women, THNOC

How Native and non-Native Louisiana women found power in basketry, podcast episode

In New Orleans, before baseball, football, or soccer, there was raquette, podcast episode

John Barbry of the Tunica-Biloxi Nation, podcast episode

New Orleans: 300 // Bulbancha: 3000, podcast episode 

Pushed to the coast by man, Indigenous people in southeastern Louisiana feel nature's push back, First Draft post

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The French colonial period

A (new) world of cartography: maps at The Historic New Orleans Collection, video

Building a city: the founding of New Orleans, lesson plan (available in French and English)

Copycat cartography: Soupart's original map of the Gulf Coast, video

Danse Macabre, episode 4: The Creole revolt and the singing monk, video

Education and culture in Louisiana during the French colonial period, lesson plan

Founding New Orleans, the vagabond city, podcast episode

Louisiana and the French colonial period, lesson plan

Marie Grissot: The midwife who battled Bienville in Louisiana's earliest days, First Draft post

New Orleans, the founding era: Growth of the city from 1718 to 1755, lesson plan

New Orleans, the founding era: Pineapple Plan, video

The cemetery under the French Quarter, podcast episode

What this waffle iron look-alike tells us about female agency and spirituality in colonial New Orleans, First Draft post

La Salle claims the Mississippi Valley for France, THNOC.

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The Spanish colonial period

Spanish New Orleans and the Caribbean: Teacher's Guide, lesson plan

La Nueva Orleans y el Caribe españoles: Guía para profesores, lesson plan (in Spanish)

A (new) world of cartography: Maps at The Historic New Orleans Collection, video

Danse Macabre, episode 4: The Creole revolt and the singing monk, video

New Orleans and the Spanish world, lesson plan

Spanish colonial Louisiana: Isleños and Malagueños, lesson plan

Spanish colonial Louisiana: Isleños and Malagueños, presentation

The cemetery under the French Quarter, podcast episode

The woman behind New Orleans's famous Pobtalba buildings, First Draft post

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The slave trade

An auction of enslaved people, THNOC.

"Lost Friends" ads reveal the heartbreak of family separation during slavery, First Draft post

Arriving Africans and a changing New Orleans, podcast episode

From Congo Square to Europe—and back: Music of the African disapora in New Orleans, First Draft post

Georgetown University sold 272 enslaved people to Louisiana: The descendants speak (part I), podcast episode

Georgetown University sold 272 enslaved people to Louisiana: The descendants speak (part II), podcast episode

Identity, self-expression, and clashes within the enslaved communities of colonial Louisiana, podcast episode

More than a runaway: Maroons in Louisiana, podcast episode

New Orleans, the founding era: Growth of the city from 1718 to 1755, lesson plan

Purchased lives, annotated resource set

Purchased lives: New Orleans and the domestic slave trade, virtual exhibition

Purchased lives: torn apart and stitched back together, lesson plan

Rashauna Johnson on slavery's metropolis, podcast episode

Runnin' and runnin' in Louisiana: The Underground Railroad, presentation and resource set

Sighting the sites of the New Orleans slave trade, podcast episode

Slavery in early American New Orleans, worksheet

Solidarity and revolt aboard the slave ship Creole, podcast episode

To be sold: The American slave trade from Virginia to New Orleans, symposium

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The Louisiana Purchase

The Louisiana Purchase, lesson plan

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Confederate uniforms, THNOC.

The Civil War

In Civil War New Orleans, Black, French-speaking poets fought for civil rights, First Draft post

New Orleans during the Civil War, lesson plan

On Thanksgiving 1860, a New Orleans pastor's sermon defending slavery rallied the seccessionist movement, First Draft post

The Civil War brought the rise of a new Black activism in New Orleans, First Draft post

Three current-day poets respond to Afro-Creole protest poetry of the 1860s, First Draft post

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Reconstruction

 

Oscar Dunn, Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana, THNOC.

"For God's sake, don't shoot us!": Three views of the Mechanics' Institute massacre, First Draft post

1860s field reports reveal the hardships in establishing African American education, First Draft post

A Black vice president in 1872? Louisiana's Oscar Dunn could have been, thanks to his relationship with Ulysses S. Grant, First Draft post

An absolute massacre: The 1866 riot at the Mechanics' Institute, podcast episode

Black voters, white supremacists, and voter suppression in Louisiana's 1868 presidential election, First Draft post

How the forgotten story of Oscar Dunn was reconstructed using archival sources and comic flair, First Draft post with video

In 1860s New Orleans, Black activists fought—and died—for the right to vote, First Draft post

Louisiana and New Orleans during Reconstruction, lesson plan

Oscar Dunn and the New Orleans monument that never happened, podcast episode

Political poisoning? The mysterious death of America's first Black lietenant governor, Oscar Dunn, First Draft post

Protests, politics, and police chase: The fight to segregate streetcars in 1867, First Draft post

Reconstruction in New Orleans, annotated resource set

The Great New Orleans Kidnapping case, podcast episode

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Civil rights and suffrage

"For God's sake, don't shoot us!": Three views of the Mechanics' Institute massacre, First Draft post

"Yet she is advancing": New Orleans Women and the right to vote, 1878–1970, virtual exhibition

1860s field reports reveal the hardships in establishing African American education, First Draft post

A Black vice president in 1872? Louisiana's Oscar Dunn could have been, thanks to his relationship with Ulysses S. Grant, First Draft post

Amid hate and division, Christmas cards flowed to the girls who desegregated New Orleans schools, First Draft post

An absolute massacre: The 1866 riot at the Mechanics' Institute, podcast episode

Bearing witness through poetry: how poetry functions as a historical archive and means of protest, lesson plan

Black voters, white supremacists, and voter suppression in Louisiana's 1868 presidential election, First Draft post

Fight for five: The flambeaux strike of 1946, podcast episode

Home Plessy and the Black activists who fought segregation all the way to the Supreme Court, First Draft post

How the forgotten story of Oscar Dunn was reconstructed using archival sources and comic flair, First Draft post with video

In 1860s New Orleans, Black activists fought—and died—for the right to vote, First Draft post

In Civil War New Orleans, Black, French-speaking poets fought for civil rights, First Draft post

In Jim Crow New Orleans, Sylvanie Williams fought for the rights of African American women, First Draft post

Louisiana and New Orleans during Reconstruction, lesson plan

NOLA Resistance: lesson plan

NOLA Resistance oral history project: Public school integration, video

NOLA Resisstance oral history project: The Freedom Rides, video

Oscar Dunn and the New Orleans monument that never happened, podcast episode

Political poisoning? The mysterious death of America's first Black lietenant governor, Oscar Dunn, First Draft post

Protests, politics, and police chase: the fight to segregate streetcars in 1867, First Draft post

Purchased lives: torn apart and stitched back together, lesson plan

Rien Fertel on flambeaux, podcast episode

Ruby Bridges, lesson plan

Runnin' and runnin' in Louisiana: The Underground Railroad, presentation and resource set

Skift's Rafat Ali on civil rights tourism, podcast episode

The activist group that used peaceful protests to advance civil rights in New Orleans, First Draft post

The Civil War brought the rise of a new Black activism in New Orleans, First Draft post

The integration of Audubon Park's pool and the committee that made it happen, First Draft post

The New Orleans woman who fought the longest court batlle in U.S. history, First Draft post

The secret basketball game that desegregated Louisiana high school sports, podcast episode

The Storyville madam who challenege Jim Crow—and won, First Draft post

The women who fought for and against the ERA: Part I, podcast episode

The women who fought for and against the ERA: Part II, podcast episode

Three current-day poets respond to Afro-Creole protest poetry of the 1860s, First Draft post

Virtual Field Trip: Civil Rights pioneer Leona Tate, video

What role did Louisianans play in the women's suffrage movement?, First Draft post

Why the 19th Amendment didn't end the struggle for voting rights in New Orleans, First Draft post

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Carnival

14 eye-catching house floats—and why they're historically significant, First Draft post

Bruce Sunpie Barnes on making a Skull and Bone Gang skeleton suit, video

Carnival canceled? 14 years in history when parades didn't roll, First Draft post

Fight for five: The flambeaux strike of 1946, podcast episode

Krewe FAQ: Inside New Orleans's secretive Carnival organizations and their parades, First Draft post

Looking at the obscure—and sometimes disturbing—lore from the "Golden Age of Carnival," First Draft post

1971 Red parade, THNOC.

Made by hand: The history and artistry of Rex floats, video

New Orleans's Black debutante tradition defined, First Draft post

Remembered as the "father of the Mardi Gras doubloon," H. Alvin Sharpe was much more, First Draft post

Rien Fertel on flambeaux, podcast episode

The breadth of Carnival artistry in nine photographs, First Draft post

The Children of Yuga: A brief history of the birth of Gay Carnival, video

The history of New Orleans's North Side Skull and Bone Gang, video

The lost history of Gay Carnival, podcast episode

Throw me somethin' mister! The history behind New Orleans Mardi Gras throws, First Draft post

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Social justice and environmental justice

A pandemic of pigs? Feral hogs threatening cities from New Orleans to Hong Kong, First Draft post

Desire, Louisiana, podcast episode

Enigmatic stream: Industrial landscapes of the lower Mississippi River, virtual exhibition

Identity theft: A rare painting damaged, a story half-told, and a reckoning about bias in art stewardship, First Draft post

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Music

A Prospect.5 exhibition delves into the story of the "Mexican Band" that captivated 1884 New Orleans, First Draft post

From the 19th century to the nine-nine: How Mannie Fresh, Juvenile, and Gottschalk brought New Orleans music to the world, 150 year apart, First Draft post

Dancing in the Streets: Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs of New Orleans, virtual exhibition

Edmond Dédé: The Classical composer you've never heard of, podcast episode

Exploring primary sources: Music in New Orleans, lesson plan

From Congo Square to Europe—and back: Music of the African disapora in New Orleans, First Draft post

How brass bands became a New Orleans tradition—picking up new sounds along the way, First Draft post

A 1930s publicity photo of Louis Armstrong, THNOC.

Jelly Roll Morton and jazz, lesson plan

Music Makers: the sound of the second line explained, First Draft post

New Orleans medley: Sounds of the city, virtual exhibition

Part four: The beat goes on / following the beat on the street, video

Part one: Roots and rhythms / following the beat on the street, video

Part three: A new groove / following the beat on the street, video

Part two: A tradition established / following the beat on the street, video

Shout, sister, shout!: The Boswell Sisters of New Orleans, virtual exhibition

Take a tour of Bourbon Street's music scene of the 1950s, First Draft post

The legendary Lasties, podcast episode

The Mexican band, podcast episode

The rules of photographing second lines, according to a club member, a lawyer, and photographers, First Draft post

Video: Four defining eras in the history of New Orleans brass band music, First Draft

What do you know about Economy Hall? The Jazz Fest tent's namesake was once the "Carnegie Hall of Jazz," First Draft post

Where do second lines come from? The origins go back more than 200 years, First Draft post

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Theater and film

Benh Zeitlin recalls when his Louisiana-made Beasts of the Southern Wild charmed the film world, First Draft post

From cameo to close-up: Louisiana in film, virtual exhibit

How "A Streetcar Named Desire" traveled beyond Elysian Fields to the entire world, First Draft post

Local actors reveal the power of "A Streetcar Named Desire", First Draft post

New Orleans in film and television, presentation

Pulling back the curtain on "A Streetcar Named Desire," and the work of Tennessee Williams, First Draft post

These 10 historic pieces tell the story behind "A Streetcar Named Desire," First Draft post

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Military conflicts

General Farragut's fleets passing near New Orleans during the Civil War, THNOC.

13 ways World War I touched New Orleans, First Draft post

Andrew Jackson: Hero of New Orleans, virtual exhibition

Both sides of the battle: British and American maps in the Battle of New Orleans, video

Camp Algiers, New Orleans's forgotten WWII internment camp, part I, podcast episode

Camp Algiers, New Orleans's forgotten WWII internment camp, part II, podcast episode

Danse Macabre, episode 3: Battlefield butchery, video

In 1942, German submarines brought WWII to Louisiana's shores, First Draft post

In the 1850s, Narciso López launched illegal Cuban invasions from New Orleans, First Draft post

Look closely for the tiny stories hidden in Louisiana's historic maps, First Draft post with video

New Orleans during the Civil War, lesson plan

The Battle of new Orleans from two points of view: a scholar and an eyewitness, lesson plan

Victory in the backyard: War gardens in World War I, lesson plan

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Gender and sexuality

Arson at the UpStairs Lounge, podcast episode

Nine ways that blue books sold a fantasy of New Orleans's Storyville district, First Draft post

Storyville: Madams and music, virtual exhibition

The Children of Yuga: A brief history of the birth of Gay Carnival, video

The lost history of Gay Carnival, podcast episode

The Storyville madam who challenege Jim Crow—and won, First Draft post

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Visual art

11 stories that reveal how Enrique Alférez sculpted the landscape of New Orleans, First Draft post

Art of the city: Postmodern to Post-Katrina, lesson plan

Bruce Sunpie Barnes on making a Skull and Bone Gang skeleton suit, video

Cajun document: Acadiana, 1973-74, virtual exhibition

Creole world: Photographs of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean sphere, lesson plan

Enigmatic stream: Industrial landscapes of the lower Mississippi River, virtual exhibition

From daguerreotype to digital, virtual exhibition

Identity theft: A rare painting damaged, a story half-told, and a reckoning about bias in art stewardship, First Draft post

In 14 paintings, Rolland Golden captured the anguish and hope of life after Katrina, First Draft post

Made by hand: The history and artistry of Rex floats, video

One writer's journey into the circle of famed New Orleans artist John Clemmer, First Draft post

The rules of photographing second lines, according to a club member, a lawyer, and photographers, First Draft post

Video tour of Cajun Document: Acadiana 1973-74, photographs by Douglas Baz and Charles H. Traub, video

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Industry and innovation

Watercolor painting of a Gulf of Mexico oil rig, THNOC.

A fair to remember: The World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition in New Orleans, lesson plan

Bananas, quarantines, and the octopus: United Fruit Company's PR stunt in Central America, First Draft post

Enigmatic stream: Industrial landscapes of the lower Mississippi River, virtual exhibition

From daguerreotype to digital, virtual exhibition

How nutria took over Louisiana, and what locals have done to stop them, First Draft post

How the Gulf Coast boosted the first men to the moon, First Draft post

In the late 1800s, devastating yellow fever epidemics forced New Orleans to confront its sanitation problem, First Draft post

NOLA vs. Nature: Building the Industrial Canal, podcast episode

NOLA vs. Nature: The blessing and the curse of the wood screw pump, podcast episode

Skift's Rafat Ali on civil rights tourism, podcast episode

The free man of color whose invention revolutionized the sugar industry, First Draft post

The little company that could: How a New Orleans immigrant created a global dried shrimp business, podcast episode

The pumps that built (and sank) the city of the New Orleans, First Draft post

The self-educated engineer who helped tame the Mississippi River, First Draft post

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Caribbean connections

Bananas, quarantines, and the octopus: United Fruit Company's PR stunt in Central America, First Draft post

Creole world: Photographs of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean sphere, lesson plan

Haiti and New Orleans: Is the feeling mutual?, podcast episode

Home away from home: A Haitian in exile finds New Orleans, podcast episode

In the 1850s, Narciso López launched illegal Cuban invasions from New Orleans, First Draft post

Spanish New Orleans and the Caribbean: Teacher's Guide, lesson plan

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Sports

Playing basketball in a New Orleans drainage canal, THNOC.

Before the Superdome, Tulane Stadium hosted the city's—and country's—biggest events, First Draft post

CHA-CHING: How a young Seth Green gave Saints fans a new cheer, First Draft post

Crescent City sport, interactive lesson plan

Five unsung sports stories from New Orleans history, First Draft post

From slavery to sports stardom: Abe Hawkins's rise from a Louisiana plantation to horse-racing fame, First Draft post

From the Pinchbacks to the Baby Cakes: 150 years of baseball in New Orleans, First Draft post

How the Germans brought gymnastics to New Orleans, podcast episode

In New Orleans, before baseball, football, or soccer, there was raquette, podcast episode

In the mid-19th century, vicious animal combat drew thousands to Algiers, podcasst episode

The secret basketball game that desegregated Louisiana high school sports, podcast episode

Tulane Stadium through the years, video

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Natural disasters

"Desperation," from Rolland Golden's Katrina series, THNOC.

Art of the City: Postmodern to Post-Katrina, lesson plan

How does Ida stand out in Louisiana's long history of hurricanes? One climatologist offers perspective, First Draft post

In 14 paintings, Rolland Golden captured the anguish and hope of life after Katrina, First Draft post

NOLA vs Nature: The other biggest flood in New Orleans history, podcast episode

Pushed to the coast by man, Indigenous people in southeastern Louisiana feel nature's push back, First Draft post

Was an 1812 hurricane the worst storm to ever hit New Orleans?, First Draft post

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Cajuns

A 1970s portrait of a Cajun woman, THNOC.

A taste of Creole and Cajun cuisine in 10 stories, First Draft post

Cajun document: Acadiana, 1973-74, virtual exhibition

Video tour of Cajun document: Acadiana 1973-74, photographs by Douglas Baz and Charles H. Traub, video

What does it mean to be Cajun? 12 stories to understand this identity, First Draft post

What does it mean to be Cajun? The story behind the identity, First Draft post

What's the difference between Cajun and Creole—or is there one?, First Draft post

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Food

A taste of Creole and Cajun cuisine in 10 stories, First Draft post

Leah Chase—Vieux Carré memoir oral history project, video

Poppy Tooker remembers Leah Chase with a recipt, a story, and the "craziest dream," First Draft post

The little company that could: How a New Orleans immigrant created a global dried shrimp business, podcast episode

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Tennessee Williams

How "A Streetcar Name Desire" traveled beyond Elysian Fields to the entire world, First Draft post

Local actors reveal the power of "A Streetcar Named Desire", First Draft post

Pulling back the curtain on "A Streetcar Named Desire," and the work of Tennessee Williams, First Draft post

These 10 historic pieces tell the story behind "A Streetcar Named Desire," First Draft post

Where Tennessee Williams first lived in New Orleans—History of 722 Toulouse Street, video

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Black history

"Lost Friends" ads reveal the heartbreak of family separation during slavery, First Draft post

"For God's sake, don't shoot us!": Three views of the Mechanics' Institute massacre, First Draft post

1860s field reports reveal the hardships in establishing African American education, First Draft post

A Black vice president in 1872? Louisiana's Oscar Dunn could have been, thanks to his relationship with Ulysses S. Grant, First Draft post

Amid hate and division, Christmas cards flowed to the girls who desegregated New Orleans schools, First Draft post

An absolute massacre: The 1866 riot at the Mechanics' Institute, podcast episode

Arriving Africans and a changing New Orleans, podcast episode

Black voters, white supremacists, and voter suppression in Louisiana's 1868 presidential election, First Draft post

Bruce Sunpie Barnes on making a Skull and Bone Gang skeleton suit, video

Fight for five: The flambeaux strike of 1946, podcast episode

From Congo Square to Europe—and back: Music of the African disapora in New Orleans, First Draft post

Georgetown University sold 272 enslaved people to Louisiana: The descendants speak (part I), podcast episode

Georgetown University sold 272 enslaved people to Louisiana: The descendants speak (part II), podcast episode

"The American Negro Story," handpainted tiles depicting the history of Black people in the United States, THNOC.

Henriette Delille and the Sisters of the Holy Family, podcast episode

Homer Plessy and the Black activists who fought segregation all the way to the Supreme Court, First Draft post

How the forgotten story of Oscar Dunn was reconstructed using archival sources and comic flair, First Draft post with video

Identity theft: A rare painting damaged, a story half-told, and a reckoning about bias in art stewardship, First Draft post

Identity, self-expression, and clashes within the enslaved communities of colonial Louisiana, podcast episode

In 1860s New Orleans, Black activists fought—and died—for the right to vote, First Draft post

In Civil War New Orleans, Black, French-speaking poets fought for civil rights, First Draft post

In Jim Crow New Orleans, Sylvanie Williams fought for the rights of African American women, First Draft post

In New Orleans, before baseball, football, or soccer, there was raquette, podcast episode

Louisiana and New Orleans during Reconstruction, lesson plan

New Orleans, the Founding Era: Growth of the city from 1718 to 1755, lesson plan

New Orleans's Black debutante tradition defined, First Draft post

NOLA Resistance: lesson plan

NOLA Resistance oral history project: Public school integration, video

NOLA Resisstance oral history project: The Freedom Rides, video

Oscar Dunn and the New Orleans monument that never happened, podcast episode

Political poisoning? The mysterious death of America's first Black lietenant governor, Oscar Dunn, First Draft post

Poppy Tooker remembers Leah Chase with a recipt, a story, and the "craziest dream," First Draft post

Protests, politics, and police chase: The fight to segregate streetcars in 1867, First Draft post

Purchased lives, annotated resource set

Purchased lives: New Orleans and the domestic slave trade, virtual exhibition

Purchased lives: Torn apart and stitched back together, lesson plan

Rashauna Johnson on slavery's metropolis, podcast episode

Revealing the stories of African American artifacts from the pre-Civil War Gulf South, First Draft post

Rien Fertel on flambeaux, podcast episode

Ruby Bridges, lesson plan

Runnin' and runnin' in Louisiana: The Underground Railroad, presentation and resource set

Sighting the sites of the New Orleans slave trade, podcast episode

Skift's Rafat Ali on civil rights tourism, podcast episode

Slavery in early American New Orleans, worksheet

Solidarity and revolt aboard the slave ship Creole, podcast episode

The activist group that used peaceful protests to advance civil rights in New Orleans, First Draft post

The cemetery under the French Quarter, podcast episode

The Civil War brought the rise of a new Black activism in New Orleans, First Draft post

The free man of color whose invention revolutionized the sugar industry, First Draft post

The Great New Orleans Kidnapping case, podcast episode

The history of New Orleans's North Side Skull and Bone Gang, video

The integration of Audubon Park's pool and the committee that made it happen, First Draft post

The secret basketball game that desegregated Louisiana high school sports, podcast episode

The world of Rose Nicaud, presentation

Three current-day poets respond to Afro-Creole protest poetry of the 1860s, First Draft post

Virtual Field Trip: Civil rights pioneer Leona Tate, video

Where do second lines come from? The origins go back more than 200 years, First Draft post

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Women's history

A portrait of a free woman of color, THNOC.

"Yet she is advancing": New Orleans Women and the right to vote, 1878–1970, virtual exhibition

A woman of firsts: Suzanne Douvillier changed dance in New Orleans—and America, First Draft post

Eliza Jane Nicholson, the small-town poet who became the first woman publisher of the Picayune, podcast episode

Henriette Delille and the Sisters of the Holy Family, podcast episode

How Native and non-Native Louisiana women found power in basketry, podcast episode

Identity theft: A rare painting damaged, a story half-told, and a reckoning about bias in art stewardship, First Draft post

In Jim Crow New Orleans, Sylvanie Williams fought for the rights of African American women, First Draft post

Leah Chase—Vieux Carré memoir oral history project, video

Marie Grissot: the midwife who battled Bienville in Louisiana's earliest days, First Draft post

New Orleans's Black debutante tradition defined, First Draft post

Poppy Tooker remembers Leah Chase with a recipt, a story, and the "craziest dream," First Draft post

Powerful women of the New Orleans underground (1860s-1890s), presentation

The New Orleans Woman who fought the longest court batlle in U.S. history, First Draft post

The Storyville madam who challenege Jim Crow—and won, First Draft post

The woman behind New Orleans's famous Pobtalba buildings, First Draft post

The women who fought for and against the ERA: Part I, podcast episode

The women who fought for and against the ERA: Part II, podcast episode

The world of Rose Nicaud, presentation

Voices of Progress: Twenty Women who Changed New Orleans History, virtual exhibition

What role did Louisianans play in the women's suffrage movement?, First Draft post

What this waffle iron look-alike tells us about female agency and spirituality in colonial New Orleans, First Draft post

Why the 19th Amendment didn't end the struggle for voting rights in New Orleans, First Draft post

Women of the German Protestant Orphan Asylum, 1930-1939, presentation

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Maps

An 18th-century map of the Mississippi River Valley, THNOC.

A (new) world of cartography: Maps at The Historic New Orleans Collection, video

Both sides of the battle: British and American maps in the Battle of New Orleans, video

Copycat cartography: Soupart's original map of the Gulf Coast, video

Look closely for the tiny stories hidden in Louisiana's historic maps, First Draft post with video

Mapping New Orleans that could have been, video

New Orleans, the founding era: Growth of the city from 1718 to 1755, lesson plan

New Orleans, the founding era: Pineapple plan, video

Rolling down the river: ribbon map of the Father of Waters, video

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Literature

Bearing witness through poetry: How poetry functions as a historical archive and means of protest, lesson plan

Eliza Jane Nicholson, the small-town poet who became the first woman publisher of the Picayune, podcast episode

Zora Neale Hurston, virtual exhibition

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Miscellaneous

"The liquor capital of America"—New Orleans during Prohibition, First Draft post

A brief history of Jackson Square: From a soldier's stomping ground to tourist attraction, First Draft post

A community of refugees in New Orleans East, podcast episode

Five real New Orleans stories that should be made into movies, First Draft post

French Quarter life: People and place in the Vieux Carré, virtual exhibit

From Winnfield to Washington: The life and career of Huey P. Long, lesson plan

Goods of every description: Shopping in New Orleans, 1825-1925, virtual exhibition 

Huey Long, annotated resource set

Huey P. Long annoated resource set, annotated resource set

In the late 1800s, devastating yellow fever epidemics forced New Orleans to confront its sanitation problem, First Draft post

Letters detail the hard lives of six 19th-century Irish immigrants in New Orleans, First Draft post

Money, money, money!: Currency holdings from The Historic New Orleans Collection, virtual exhibition

Navigating the Williams Research Center's online public access catalog: A guide for educators and students

New Orleans history starter pack: A beginner's guide to understanding the Crescent City, First Draft post

Pick your poison: Discovering Storyville's history, lesson plan

Primary source database for educators

The stories behind 16 lost New Orleans landmarks, First Draft post

The summer when rats brought the Black Death to New Orleans, First Draft post

Vieux Carré Survey case study, digitized survey

When Paul Morphy brought chess mania to New Orleans, First Draft post

Yellow fever, annotated resource set

Yellow fever, lesson plan

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Lesson plans

A fair to remember: The World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition in New Orleans, lesson plan

Art of the City: Postmodern to Post-Katrina, lesson plan

Bearing witness through poetry: How poetry functions as a historical archive and means of protest, lesson plan

Building a city: The founding of New Orleans, lesson plan (available in French and English)

Creole world: Photographs of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean sphere, lesson plan

Crescent City sport, interactive lesson plan

Education and culture in Louisiana during the French colonial period, lesson plan

Exploring primary sources: Music in New Orleans, lesson plan

From Winnfield to Washington: The life and career of Huey P. Long, lesson plan

Jelly Roll Morton and Jazz, lesson plan

Louisiana and New Orleans during Reconstruction, lesson plan

Louisiana and the French colonial period, lesson plan

New Orleans and the Spanish world, lesson plan

New Orleans during the Civil War, lesson plan

New Orleans, the founding era: Growth of the city from 1718 to 1755, lesson plan

NOLA Resistance: lesson plan

Purchased lives: torn apart and stitched back together, lesson plan

Ruby Bridges, lesson plan

Spanish colonial Louisiana: Isleños and Malagueños, lesson plan

The Battle of New Orleans from two points of view: a scholar and an eyewitness, lesson plan

The Louisiana Purchase, lesson plan

Victory in the backyard: War gardens in World War I, lesson plan

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