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Lyle Saxon

Literature

Lyle Saxon published articles, short stories, books of creative nonfiction, and one novel; he also directed the Louisiana branch of the Federal Writers Project.

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Michael P. Smith

Art

The subjects of New Orleans photographer Michael P. Smith's works include the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, individual musicians, brass bands, jazz funerals, social aid and pleasure club parades, and spiritual churches.

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Roark Bradford

Literature

Roark Bradford was a writer and editor for The Times-Picayune and the author of numerous articles, stories, and books in the 1920s and 30s.

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Joe Robichaux

Music

Traditional jazz and early rhythm and blues pianist Joe Robichaux may be best remembered as bandleader of the New Orleans Rhythm Boys.

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Marie Laveau

History, Religion & Spirituality

Marie Laveau was a free woman of color born in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Laveau assumed the leadership role of a multiracial religious community for which she gave consultations and held ceremonies. During her time, she was known as "The Priestess of the Voudous"; among many other colorful titles.

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Knute Heldner

Art

Swedish-born artist Knute Heldner emigrated to the United States where he split his time between Duluth, Minnesota and New Orleans.

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