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Hurricane Camille

Disasters

Hurricane Camille struck coastal Mississippi in mid-August of 1969, marking the first designated Category 5 storm and one of Louisiana’s most storied tropical weather events.

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The Up Stairs Lounge Fire

Disasters

The act of arson at the Up Stairs Lounge, a gay bar in the French Quarter, was the deadliest fire on record in New Orleans history and the largest mass killing of queer citizens in twentieth-century America.

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Brass Bands of New Orleans

Music

The brass band has come to represent the distinctiveness of New Orleans, most notably in the African-American cultural traditions of the jazz funeral and the second line parade.

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Southern Art Union

Art

Established in 1880, the Southern Art Union organized southern artists, especially those in New Orleans, to promote an appreciation for the fine arts.

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