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Chinatown

For six decades straddling the turn of the 20th century, one of the very few Chinatowns in the South anchored members of New Orleans’s Chinese-ancestry community. Read »

Chitimacha Baskets

Deeply rooted in the history, spirituality, and daily activities of the Chitimacha people, basketry remains a visible expression of the Chitimacha Indian tribe’s culture and tradition. Read »

Chopin, Kate

Kate Chopin, one of Louisiana's best known authors, wrote fiction about late nineteenth-century Cajun life. Read »

Chrétien Point Plantation

Chretien Point, the center of the Civil War's Battle of Buzzard's Prairie in 1863, is rumored to have been spared when its owner, Hypolite Chretien, gave the Masonic sign. Read »

Christian Woman's Exchange

The Christian Woman's Exchange provided rooms for rent, consignment shops for income, and affordable lunches for women of every social class in New Orleans. Read »

Christian, Marcus

Marcus Christian was a Louisiana writer, folklorist, and historian, known as the author of poems which satirize Jim Crow laws. Read »

City Park, New Orleans

One of the largest urban parks in the United States, New Orleans's City Park is home to many cultural and recreational attractions including the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Botanical Garden, golf courses, tennis courts, City Bark dog park, Tad Gormley stadium, and several lagoons. Read »

Civil War Louisiana

The Civil War in Louisiana left the state politically divided and financially ruined. Read »

Clague, Richard, Jr.

Widely credited as the founder of the landscape painting tradition in Louisiana, French-born painter Richard Clague received most of his formal artistic training in Europe. Read »

Claiborne, William Charles Cole

William Charles Cole Claiborne was governor of Louisiana during the Louisiana Purchase and the slave rebellion of 1811. Read »

Clark, Emery

Artist Emery Clark produces her pieces through a painstaking technique of combining photographic images with pastels, charcoal, colored pencils, or watercolors. Read »

Clark, Gladys LeBlanc

Gladys LeBlanc Clark practices the Cajun folk tradition of spinning and weaving brown cotton. Read »

Clark, Sandra Russell

Photographer Sandra Russell Clark creates black-and-white, infrared, hand-painted images of historic New Orleans cemeteries, southern landscapes and gardens, and European architecture. Read »

Clark, Will

Will Clark hit a home run in his first major league at bat off a pitch from future Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan. Read »

Classical Music in Louisiana

Louisiana has boasted a rich classical music traditional since early European exploration and settlement. Read »

Clayton, Kid

Jimmy “Kid” Clayton was a New Orleans trumpet player during the heyday of traditional jazz. Read »

Clemmer, John

Artist John Clemmer was an active member of the New Orleans art scene from the 1930s-2010s. Read »

Cliburn, Van

Pianist Harvey Lavan “Van” Cliburn, Jr. established the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, which has become one of the best-known classical music contests in the United States. Read »

Code Noir of Louisiana

The 1724 Code Noir of Louisiana was a means to control the behaviors of Africans, Native Americans, and free people of color. Read »

Coincoin, Marie Therese

Marie Therese Coincoin was born into slavery in French Colonial Louisiana then gained her own freedom and the freedom of many of her children. Read »