Lee Celano, Reuters Photo
February 20, 2012
Last year was the bicentennial of Treme, the New Orleans neighborhood highlighted in David Simon's HBO television series. The historic African-American area north of the French Quarter took its name from Claude Tremé, who subdivided and sold his holdings to a diverse group of residents, primarily free people of color. In 1812, the neighborhood was incorporated into the city of New Orleans. While the anniversary events have ended, you can tour the area and its cultural offerings, including the New Orleans African American Museum, Armstrong Park and the Edgar Degas house, once home to the famed impressionist painter (treme2012.com).
Above: Treme Brass band leads Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans