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The mission of the Louisiana Creole Heritage Center is to promote, foster and engage in activities and endeavors that relate to Louisiana Creoles and their culture. It serves as an office of support to Louisiana and national Creole communities and organizations, offering advice and assistance in matters that affect Creoles.

The Center also serves as a central clearinghouse/information bank for these communities and for those seeking knowledge, understanding and appreciation of Louisiana Creoles and their culture.



General Statement


The Louisiana Creole Heritage center Was Originally established to bring together the Cane River Creoles of Natchitoches, La....A unique Commuity of Free Creoles of Color who are direct decendents of The Metoyer Family..., However, because of so much Interest in Creole People and the Lack of interest, and very little movement on Creoles throughout the U.S. the Heritage Center now has become a Nationwide spokesman for the Creole Community...

They have been instramental in establishing a Creole National Park, Creating a State Recognized Creole heritage Day, Holding Cultural events and Heritage day Celebrations that Have brought the Entire Creole Community closer to their Heritage..Below you will find just some of the contributions these Ambitious Creoles have done....



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Our Creole Youth


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Mr. Terrel Delphin


Janet Colson.... The Centers director...The person that makes things happen



A Special Story.. I''d like to share with you


Betty Reid Soskin

Interviewer: Nadine Wilmot
Date of Interview: 11/7/2002, 11/11/2002

Betty Reid Soskin, of Louisiana Creole heritage, is a native of Oakland and was witness to the massive in-migration of Southerners during the 1940’s.

During the war she worked in the administrative offices of a black auxiliary union (A36) in the shipyards as well as the federal government.

Soskin started with her first husband the famous Reid’s music store on Sacramento Street in Berkeley.

She is active in Bay Area Democratic politics. 3 interviews. 4.5 hours.

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