Louisiana Culture

Southeastern US Culture?

What do you consider the culture of the Southeast US — particularly Georgia, Florida, Alabama, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana?

I’m not talking about banjo pickin’, cousin marrying Jerry Springer junk. I’m talking about the real way things are. Please also include where you are and how much (if any) time you’ve spent in the areas I listed.

Thanks in advance!

The culture is southern American, which includes, but is not limited to …

– Heavy Christian culture, Christianity is everywhere, lot’s of churches everywhere

– Standard American consumerism and materialism. Wal-Mart, fast food, billboards

– Politically right-wing, social conservatism, this is influnced by the heavy religion

– College football, NFL, NASCAR, trips to Myrtle Beach/Gulf Coast

– Country music, Christian music

– The confederate culture movement … not all people in the southeast are part of this, but some in the south do believe the culture should include the history of the area being part of the confederate states. This is expressed by displaying the confederate flag, supporting confederate history events, etc.

None of the above applies to south Florida, except for the standard American stuff like consumerism and materialism. Most of the above applies to PARTS of North Carolina, but not as much as the rest of the southeast. I’d say the heart of all of the above would be Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina.

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Posted by mark - January 4, 2016 at 9:29 am

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History of Jazz, Louisiana

Learn about the unique history of Jazz in Louisiana

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Posted by mark - December 29, 2015 at 6:49 am

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I Should Have Never Fell In Love

Wayne Toups sings at Rox a song seldom played on radio, cant understand why, you listen to the words, it is a beautiful song that was writen by (a very young)Travis Thibodeaux. Both are artist’s from South Louisiana. This was filmed by my cell phone but still sounds great. Two good artists one touching love song if ever there was one, this is the ONE!

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Posted by mark - December 20, 2015 at 3:00 am

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LOUISIANA CREOLE FLAG

Pete Bergeron designed the Louisiana Creole flag in 1987 and, in 1995, the Lafayette-based organization C.R.E.O.L.E., Inc., a heritage preservation group, adopted the flag to represent the cultural and ethnic diversity of Creole Louisiana. Dolores Kay Conque, Bergeron’s sister, hand-stitched the first Creole flag.

The upper left section, a white fleur de lis on a blue field, represents Louisiana’s French heritage. On the lower left and upper right sections, West African heritage is represented, respectively, by the flags of Mali and Senegal. Spanish colonial heritage is depicted by the Tower of Castille — a gold tower on a red field — positioned at the lower right section of the flag. A white cross dividing the four quadrants serves as a symbol of religion in the region.

Historically, Louisiana Creoles share deep cultural and kinship ties not only with Mediterranean Europeans, West Africans and Native Americans, but, as well, with the people of Cuba and Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic).

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Posted by mark - December 1, 2015 at 8:06 pm

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Creoles / Mulattoes and African/Americans share different cultures

A discussion on the subject of Creoles Vs African/Americans who share the same African Ancestry but not the same Culture

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Posted by mark - November 21, 2015 at 4:58 pm

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Nice “Louisiana Culture” photos

A few nice Louisiana Culture images I found:

Beauregard-Keyes House, New Orleans

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Phototgraphy of Louisiana Tourism Locations & Events – Peter A Mayer Advertising / Assoc. Creative Director: Neil Landry; Account Executives: Fran McManus & Lisa Costa; Art Production: Janet Riehlmann

Beauregard-Keyes House, New Orleans

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Phototgraphy of Louisiana Tourism Locations & Events – Peter A Mayer Advertising / Assoc. Creative Director: Neil Landry; Account Executives: Fran McManus & Lisa Costa; Art Production: Janet Riehlmann

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Posted by mark - November 19, 2015 at 4:01 pm

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Apart from Louisiana, is there still a lot of French culture in the South?

I was watching the Golden Girls, and the character Blanche Devereaux from Virginia is very Southern but has a French name

The french colonized up and down the eastern seaboard, so you’ll find french surnames. But no, there isnt any french speaking towns like in louisiana. Some places in Vermont, but thats up north.

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Posted by mark - November 12, 2015 at 12:30 pm

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Have you ever been to Louisiana? What is your opinion of the state?

What did you SEE or DO or EAT that helped form your opinion of the state??? What part did you visit? I have heard that Northern Louisiana is not really “Louisiana” culture for what the state is know for. What was your favorite part of this state?? Thanks, any help is appreciated, I am doing research.

Ain’t ever been there

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Posted by mark - November 11, 2015 at 11:57 am

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The Cajun Culture of Baton Rouge

A feature package for my 4500 class.

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Posted by mark - October 30, 2015 at 6:20 am

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I am looking for Indian museum, reservations and or culture ?

We will be traveling from Memphis TN down to Monroe Louisiana to New Orleans.Friends coming from London England for vacation,would love to share our Native Indian History with them.
I have searched the web and not found anything other than casinos.(unless there is history at the casinos I am not aware of )Wanting a place packed full of history.I want them to leave feeling impressed .Thank you for any help

Here are some links. The may or may not be useful but it was all I found on my lunch break. lol
I think the must see on the list is Poverty Point. That alone should sufficiently WOW your friends. I hope it helped a bit anyway.

Feel free to email if you’d like and maybe I can come up with more.

http://www.missouri-vacations.com/missouri-native-american-history/index.htm

http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/missouri/

http://cita.chattanooga.org/naplaces-tn.html

http://www.tnvacation.com/listing/native_american/

http://www.nps.gov/trte/

http://www.nps.gov/cuga/planyourvisit/things2do.htm

http://www.exploresouthernhistory.com/poverty2.html

http://www.nps.gov/popo

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Posted by mark - October 23, 2015 at 3:35 am

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