New Orleans, LA.

  In 1901 Louis was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, a city that authorized segregation through Jim Crow laws, supported the racial caste system, and frankly, white supremacy. An interesting and pivotal time for the the African American community due to the  substantial legal gains made in the abolition of slavery and equality, e.g. the... Continue Reading →

Annual Gala 2018

Each year the Louis Armstrong House Museum holds their Annual Gala for board members, staff, donors, and contributors to the preservation of Louis' legacy. This year the Gala was entitled "That's My Home!", commemorating the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Armstrongs purchasing their home in Corona, Queens. It was held at the Capitale building in downtown... Continue Reading →

Founder & Scat Singing Legend: Louis Armstrong

There’s no doubt that Louis Armstrong was a musical trailblazer, avid traveler, and a domestic and international superstar. An array of fans, commentators, and generations have followed his musical career beyond its five decade stretch.  Louis’ influence on jazz and pop-culture is undoubtedly prodigious which allows his legacy to speak for itself.     Louis can... Continue Reading →

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