National Creole Directory

Included in this directory, are listings of your national, state, and local political representatives that we encourage you to contact and voice your opinion and protest. Having these listings hopefully will empower you to seek out those individuals who can make change and support our struggle for recognition as a creole culture and community.



The Alexandria News Weekly

Contact:Rev. C.J. Bell, Editor.
Address:1746 Wilson,
Alexandria, LA 71301
Telephone: (318) 443-7664


Louisiana Weekly

Contact: C. C. Dejoie, Jr., Publisher.
Address: 616 Barone Street
New Orleans, LA 70150
Telephone: (504) 524-5563


The Times ofAcadiana

Address: P.O. Box 3528
Lafayette, LA 70502
Telephone: (318) 237-3560 RADIOKAOK-AM
Ethnic programs featuring Cajun and Zydeco music.
Contact: Ed Prendergast
Address: 801 Columbia Southern Road
Westlake, LA 70669
Telephone: (318) 882-0243



Features a weekly Creole broadcast with African American programming, news, and Zydeco music.
Contact: Roger Canvaness
Address: 123 East Main Street
Alexandria, LA 70501
Telephone: (318) 233-1330




Amistad Research Center

Independent, nonprofit research library, archive, and museum established by the American Missionary Association and six of its affiliated colleges. Collects primary source materials pertaining to the history and arts of American ethnic groups, including a substantial collection regarding Creoles.

Contact: Dr. Donald E. DeVore, Director

Address: Tulane University,
6823 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118
Telephone: (504) 865-5535
Fax: (504) 865-5580

Bayou Folk Museum

Collects furniture, furnishings, and artifacts relating to the educational, religious, social, and economic life of Creoles. Contains agricultural tools, doctor’s office with instruments, and a blacksmith shop. Guided tours, lectures for study groups, and permanent exhibits.
Contact: Marion Nelson or Maxine Southerland
Address: P.O. Box 2248, Natchitoches, Louisiana 71457.
Telephone: (318) 352-2994


Creole Institute

Studies include Haitian and linguistic and related educational issues, and French-based Creoles.

Contact: Albert Valdman, Director.
Address: Indiana University, Ballantine 604, Bllomington, Indiana 47405.
Telephone: (812) 8552386
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Contains local history and exhibits, tools for various trades, and historic buildings. Conducts guided tours, provides lectures, and has an organized education program.
Contact: John E. Dutton
Address: 6200 Burden Lane, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808
Telephone: (504) 765-2437

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