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Madame John’s Legacy

Madame John’s Legacy derives its national landmark status not only from its architectural significance but also from its real and fictional associations with the French Quarter’s French and Spanish colonial society. Read »

Maddox, Everette

Everette Maddox was a poet known for his powers of wit and observation which he used to great effect in his works. Read »


Madisonville became an important Louisiana shipbuilding center, boasting four shipyards by the late nineteenth century. Read »

Maestri, Robert

Robert Maestri was mayor of New Orleans from 1936 to 1946 and became a powerful crony to fraternal governors Huey Long and Earl Long. Read »

Magnolia Mound Plantation

The antebellum Magnolia Mound plantation in Baton Rouge, Louisiana was constructed in the 1790s. Read »

Major, Shawne

Artist Shawne Major is known for her large, intensely colorful tapestries in which she uses found objects, seemingly at random, sewn together to create a unified whole. Read »

Malone, Karl

Karl Malone teamed with guard John Stockton while with the National Basketball Association’s Utah Jazz to form perhaps the greatest guard-forward combo in league history Read »


Mandeville was founded in 1834, occupying part of what was formerly the sugar plantation of Bernard de Marigny de Mandeville in Louisiana. Read »

Mandeville, Eulalie

Eulalie Mandeville was an entrepreneur of extraordinary business acumen who became one of New Orleans' wealthiest free women of color. Read »

Mann, Thomas

Thomas Mann is an internationally recognized jewelry maker, sculptor, designer, and craft instructor who has lived and worked in New Orleans since 1987. Read »

Mannie Fresh

Byron O. Thomas, known professionally by his stage name Mannie Fresh, is a Grammy-nominated producer and rapper from New Orleans. Read »

Manning, Thomas C.

Thomas C. Manning served as the chief justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court from 1877 to 1880. Read »

Manresa House of Retreats

The Manresa House of Retreats, a Jesuit retreat house for laymen, occupies the grounds of the former College of Jefferson in Convent. Read »

Manuel, Allen and Georgie

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Manuel, Georgie and Allen

Allen and Georgie Manuel are a husband-wife team who make traditional costumes of the Cajun courir du Mardi Gras, the celebration of Carnival season in rural South Louisiana. Read »

Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Mardi Gras in New Orleans is celebrated by costumed revelers, krewes, floats and flambeaux, parades, and masked balls. Read »

Mardi Gras Indians

Mardi Gras Indians have become recognizable symbols of New Orleans's unique local culture, yet remain closely tied to their specific communities and traditions. Read »

Marsalis, Branford

Branford Marsalis and his family were recipients of the 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award, the nation's highest honor for jazz musicians. Read »

Marsalis, Ellis

Modern jazz pianist and leading jazz educator Ellis Marsalis is probably best known as the father of trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and saxophonist Branford Marsalis, both internationally acclaimed modern jazz artists. Read »

Marsalis, Wynton

New Orleans-born trumpeter, composer, and jazz educator Wynton Marsalis is an accomplished musician, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, and internationally acclaimed cultural icon. Read »