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Canzoneri, Tony

Louisiana's Tony Canzoneri secured his place among boxing’s elite when he became the second fighter in history to win world championships in three different weight classes. Read »

Capote, Truman

New Orleans-born author Truman Capote wrote the first nonfiction novel, “In Cold Blood” in 1966. Read »

Carondelet, Francisco Luis Héctor, barón de

Francisco Luis Héctor de Carondelet served as governor of the Spanish colonies of Louisiana and West Florida between 1791 and 1797. Read »

Carpetbaggers and Scalawags

“Carpetbagger” and “scalawag” were derogatory terms used to deride white Republicans from the North or Southern-born radicals. Read »

Carter, Dwayne Michael

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Carville National Leprosarium

Several buildings at the National Leprosarium at Carville, Louisiana, were built by the Works Progress Administration. Read »

Casa Calvo, Sebastián Calvo de la Puerta y O'Farrill, marqués de

After the death of Governor Manuel Gayoso de Lemos in July 1799, Casa Calvo was sent to Louisiana to serve as interim governor of the Spanish colony. Read »

Casselli, Henry

New Orleans painter Henry Casselli is one of the most highly regarded watercolorists in the nation. Read »

Castleden, George

Best known for his paintings of New Orleans's French Quarter architecture, itinerant artist George Frederick Castleden held exhibitions in the courtyard of the Cabildo. Read »

Catalon, Inez

Inez Catalon sings is a Louisiana folk singer who specializes in cantiques, a type of French folk song. Read »

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception serves as the seat of the Diocese of Lake Charles, Louisiana. Read »

Catlett, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Catlett served as head of the art department at Dillard University in New Orleans, where she is now an honorary citizen. Read »

Centenary State Historic Site

The Centenary State Historic Site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. Read »

Challoner, Captain William Lindsey

Captain William Lindsey Challoner worked for the Machecca line of fruit trade ships and sailed through many international ports. These busy ports inspired Challoner's paintings of ships and harbor scenes. Read »

Chalmette, Ignace de Lino de

Ignace de Lino de Chalmette served as the Chief Engineer of the Louisiana colony and owner of the Chalmette Plantation. Read »

Charbonnet, Nicole

New Orleans artist Nicole Charbonnet creates large-scale, mixed-media works that reference images common to the American psyche and culture. Read »

Charity Hospital

Charity Hospital is a twenty-story Art Deco skyscraper in New Orleans that was built by the Public Works Administration (PWA) between 1936 and 1940. Read »

Chassaignac, Eugène

Eugène Chassaignac was a composer and music critic in nineteenth century New Orleans. Read »

Chavis, Boozoo

Wilson Anthony “Boozoo” Chavis was a pioneering Zydeco musician best known for highly danceable tunes and his often risque sense of humor. Read »

Chenier, Clifton

Clifton Chenier, self-proclaimed “King of the Bayou,” pioneered the modern sound of zydeco music starting in the 1950s. Read »