NEW ORLEANS - The history and culture of the Creole people in Louisiana dates back to the 1700s.
Both French and Spanish settlers in Louisiana identified all its people, white, black, mixed, free and enslaved.
The non-profit group LA Creole is holding its eighth annual conference to educate the general public about Creole culture and to celebrate the contributions and legacy of a unique, sometimes forgotten people.
Cedric Ellsworth and Elizabeth Moore Rhodes were in the studio with more information.
The conference is at Delgado Community College's City Park campus. There's an art exhibit Friday night, a conference on Saturday and a jazz brunch on Sunday at LACE Grand Ballroom in New Orleans East.
For more information, visit http://www.lacreole.org/ or call 241-1439.
Opera Creole performed on Monday morning.