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Celebrating Black History Month: Highlighting the Work of Sister Gertrude Morgan A Street Preacher Turned Visionary Folk Artist

In celebration of Black History Month, we are highlighting the work of Sister Gertrude Morgan, a former street preacher turned artist, poet and musician.  Morgan was born in Lafayette, Alabama in 1900 and relocated to New Orleans during the late 1930s. Shortly after arriving in New Orleans, Morgan adopted the title “Sister” when she became…

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Happy Birthday George Dureau! Today We Celebrate You!

Today, we are wishing a happy birthday to George Dureau! Born in New Orleans in 1930, Dureau was immersed in the city’s unique art and culture throughout his life. His artistic career has been described as a New Orleans romance between the photographer and his subjects, many of which became his “extended family.” Dureau always…

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