Are Creoles Black ?...

Morle.. (see the pfficial Definition
Famous Creoles
Rosette Rochon 
  Harold Doley
  Andre Cailloux
  Dr. Roudanez
  Francis E. Dumas
  Jean Baptiste Du Sable
  Jelly Roll Morton
  Fats Domino
  Henriette Delille
  General Beauregard
  Norbert Rillieux
  Louis Moreau Gottschalk
  Rose Nicaud
  Morris W. Morris
  Edmonde Dede
  Louis A. Snaer
  Don Vappie
  John Audobon
  Joan Bennett
  Jean Lafitte
  Morton Downey Jr.
  Julien Hudson
  Illinois Jacquet
  Bryant C. Gumbel
  Marie Laveau
  Gilbert E. Martin
  Rudolphe Lucien Desdunes
  Ernest Morial
  Bill Picket
  Bishop Healy
  John Willis Menard
  Homer Plessy
  Ward Connerly
AP Tureaud
  Bishop Olivier
  George Herriman
  Alexander Dumas


Louisiana's Creole Community..Still thriving








Over 450 Years and still Ticking




We Are Our Own People

Caucasian,African Native American , Etc
Louisiana Creole
Colonial French
Where they live
South Louisiana
Southwest Louisiana, Texas
Creole French / American
Arcadian French
What they Eat
Beans, Rice ,Fish Srimp, Gumbo Pastery
Srimp, Cat fish, Wildlife, Gumbo ,Roux Sea food
Zydeco, Jazz, Creole Caribbean, Cultural
Cajun, Folk,Country
Industrious, Professional, Deeply Religious, Family orientated,fun loving and Liberal minded
Very ethnic, sports minded,Family orientated, a bit Clanish,Deeply religious, Very hard workers
Music loving,Civic Leaders, Business Men,Politicians, Community minded .and Good Cooks
Fishermen, Loggers, Hunters, Oil rig workers, Cooks Musicians,dedicated family men
How many
180,000 in Louisiana an estimate 6 Million Nationwide and 30 Million World wide


The Louisiana French Creoles





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Creole Fusion


The Louisiana Creole Communities





The Louisiana Creole Community is still very much a part of Louisiana's Culture Heritage and they still continue to exist till this very day ...Although Many of Our Creole People have relocated throughout the United states The louisiana Creole Community continues to thrive and enjoy and practice Their Heritage as did their ancestor a long time ago ...

The language is coming back and many of Our Creoles People are starting to migrate back to Louisiana ..Many more are once again learning their Creole language and are starting to relive their Creole Culture because for the most part Creoles are Proud of who they are and never want to Lose their identy or Heritage


The Thriving Communities of New Orleans, Cane River and many more Creole communities are once again beginning to grow and continue to enjoy their Creole Heritage... The Creole Heritage Center Has Identified below Creole Colonies in Louisiana that continue to Practice and live Their Creole Lifestyle and Heritage...Not only are the nearly 5 million Creole Americans nation wide beginning to stand Up and Be counted but are also beginning to return to their roots...See those communities listed below


According to the Creole heritage

Initial research into the communities and founding families of the Creole culture identified almost 40 areas that met the description of a Louisiana Creole Colony. 

Basically, these are areas that are known for their Creole history. Through the promotion of this initial listing, many areas have been added from community representatives who call, or called, these areas “home.”

Many of these colonies are no longer in existence or have merged with other areas, but are still deserving of recognition. To this end we have come up with a listing now termed “Registered Creole Colonies” that currently number 113.


Please feel free to report any missing communities or misspelled names via email

to, telephone at 318/357-6685 or mail to CREOLE CENTER, NSU Box 5675, Natchitoches, and Louisiana 71497.


Abbeville, Abita Springs, Alexandri,; Algiers, Arnaudville, Ashton, Baldwin, Barnes, Basile, Batchelor, Baton Rouge, Bayou Chicot, Beaver, Breaux Bridge, Bunkie, Campti, Cane River, Carencro, Charenton, Chataignier, Chenal, Chloe, Church Point,

Cloutierville, Cocoville, Coleman, Colfax, Convent, Delcambre, Derry, Destrahan, Devant, Donaldsonville, Duson, Edgard, Ervinville, Eunice, Evergreen, Four Corners, Franklin, Frilot Cove, Gibson, Grand Coteau, Grand Marais, Grand Prairie, Gray, Gum Ridge, Isle Brevelle, Jeanerette, Lacombe, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Lakeland, LaPlace, Lawtell, Lebeau,

Leonville, Lobdell, Loreauville, Lottie, Lucy, Lydia, Madisonville, Mallet, Mamou, Mandeville, Mansura, Marksville, Maurice, Melrose, Melville, Montrose, Napoleonville, Natchez, Natchitoches, New Iberia, New Orleans, New Roads, Olivier, Opelousas, Paincourtville, Palmetto, Plaisance, Plaquemine, Pointe A La Hache, Port Barre, Prairie Laurent,

Raccourci, Ratliff, Rhoudeaux, Rideau, Roudier, Rougon, Scott, Shreveport, Simmesport, Slidell, Soileau, St. James, St. Martinville, Sunset, Swords, Thibodaux, Trevigne, Vacherie, Ventress, Verdun, Vermilionville, Ville Platte, Wallace, Washington, White Castle,  Youngsville 


Sheila Richmond

Creole Heritage Center

NSU Box 5675

Natchitoches, LA 71497


The Creole Madi Gras


More on the New Orleans Creoles

The Louisiana Creoles have been more distinctly connected to a place - New Orleans - than perhaps any other American ethnic group but their rural Louisiana neighbors, the Cajuns. But unlike the Cajuns, who settled in Louisiana after being expelled from Canada by the British, the Creoles lived in the birthplace of their culture.

Many Creoles trace their roots to immigrants and slaves from the former French and Spanish colonies in the Caribbean, particularly Cuba and what is now Haiti.

Historians say it was New Orleans's position as a crossroads and port town that allowed for the easy mingling of races and nationalities that in turn gave birth, in the 18th century, to a part-European, part-Afro-Caribbean society that grew to an estimated 20,000 people in Louisiana by the mid-1800's.


All of Our Racial Mixtures


The Creole culture that developed over generations - known for a distinctive cuisine, language and music - contributed to New Orleans's singular identity and helped define Louisiana to the world.

Before Hurricane Katrina, experts estimated that 10 to 20 percent of black people in New Orleans - 30,000 to 60,000 people - considered themselves Creole by way of ancestry, but even more lived lives influenced by the culture because of their proximity to it.




Many, though, had already left, some to live as whites in other parts of the country. Large numbers of Creoles also departed Louisiana after World War II, frustrated with the slow pace of racial progress in the South.

The Creoles in New Orleans were an economically diverse group. Some lived in simple but historic houses in the Tremé area near the French Quarter, while others were concentrated in Gentilly and in more modern, upscale neighborhoods in New Orleans East.

Large swaths of the last two areas were damaged beyond repair in the flood and are likely to be condemned.Some Creoles predict that the area around Natchitoches (pronounced NACK-ih-tish), which already had a sizable, generations-old Creole community, will become the new center of the culture.




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