History Stories
CATEGORY: New Orleans
The Grisly Story of America’s Largest Lynching
October 25, 2017

Innocent Italian-Americans got caught in the crosshairs of a bigoted mob. Read More

A Tale of Two Cities: New Orleans and the Fight Over Confederate Monuments
May 11, 2017

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6 Myths About the Battle of New Orleans
January 8, 2015

Learn the truth behind six common myths about the last major engagement of the War of 1812. Read More

From King Cake to Zulu Coconuts: The History of 6 Mardi Gras Traditions
March 4, 2014

Explore the history behind six of the most famous Mardi Gras traditions, New Orleans-style. Read More

9 Things You May Not Know About Mardi Gras
February 12, 2013

As Mardi Gras bacchanalia break out in New Orleans and elsewhere, get the facts about this raucous affair. Read More