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Howard, Avery

SEE Kid Howard

Howard, Henry

Henry Howard was an important Louisiana architect of the nineteenth century. Read »

Howard, Kid

Avery “Kid” Howard began his musical career in New Orleans, performing with the Eureka Brass Band and the Tuxedo Brass Band before going on to lead his own group, the Kid Howard Brass Band. Read »

Hudson, Julien

Julien Hudson, was the first professional African American portraitist in the South. Read »

Humphrey, Percy

New Orleans traditional jazz trumpeter Percy Humphrey led the Eureka Brass Band and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, continuing to play until the age of ninety. Read »

Humphrey, Willie

Clarinetist Willie Humphrey played with brass bands and traditional New Orleans jazz bands for more than seventy years; with his brother, trumpeter Percy Humphrey, he led the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Read »

Humphries, Jacqueline

The daughter of New Orleans jewelry designer Mignon Faget, Jacqueline Humphries has forged her own internationally recognized career as a painter in New York City. Read »

Hunter, Clementine

Clementine Hunter was an Afro-Creole artist who is best known for her paintings depicting scenes from African-American life on the southern plantation in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. Read »

Hunter-Dunbar Expedition

SEE Dunbar-Hunter Expedition

Hurricane Betsy

In September 1965, Hurricane Betsy, one of the deadliest and costliest storms in US history, made landfall near New Orleans. Read »

Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina's landfall in Louisiana and the resulting levee failures resulted in one of the worst disasters in United States history. Read »

Hurricane Rita

Making landfall in Cameron Parish in Louisiana on September 24, 2005, Hurricane Rita was the fourth most intense Atlantic hurricane ever recorded. Read »

Hutson, Charles Woodward

Charles Woodward Hutson, at the time of his retirement, had trained as a lawyer, served as a Confederate soldier, a university professor, and was a critically acclaimed artist. Read »

Hutson, Ethel

Ethel Hutson was a talented painter and pottery decorator and is recognized as a significant, well-connected figure in the New Orleans art world of the early twentieth century. Read »

Hyacinth, Mother Mary

Mother Mary Hyacinth led nine Daughters of the Cross from France to central Louisiana in 1855 to open a convent and several schools. Read »

Hyman, William B.

William B. Hyman served as the chief justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court from 1865 to 1868. Read »

Hymel, Roland

Roland Hymel was an archery champion at Loyola University who also won a contest to name the New Orleans Saints football franchise. Read »

Hysell, Harvey

Harvey Hysell was a ballet dancer, choreographer, and instructor whose expertise in technique, lyricism, and design elevated the state of ballet in New Orleans for over forty years. Read »

The Hermitage Plantation

SEE L'Hermitage Plantation