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


Creole vs Cajun



Just what is the difference ??





Are We the Same People with the Same Culture ??



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


Louisianas European French Creoles
The Louisiana Creoles of Color


The Haitian Creoles
The Caribbean Creoles
The Indian Ocean Creoles
The European Creoles


Creole Fusion


The New Orleans Creoles

Although Many Dictionaries and Books on the subject attempt to define the Original Creoles as Europeans nothing can be further from the truth...

The Europeans were NOT the first Creoles to inhabit the New World ... they are most generally identified as being the first Creoles because the founding fathers of Louisiana were French,However, before there was a louisiana, there were,Creoles in the New World ..

The first time this word was Used was by a Portugese Priest who bestowed this name on the first generation of Children born of Slaves in the New World...


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.


A Good Reason Why many Creole People have left New Orleans

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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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