This sounds kind of cool: an exhibit at the Louisiana State Museum on the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club, which is celebrating its 100th year. T-P:
The exhibit, titled “From Tramps to Kings: 100 Years of Zulu,” fleshes out the club’s rich history, from its beginning in the backroom of a bar in 1909 to a current-day club with hundreds of members. It opened to the public Saturday and runs through December.
“We have been here through world wars, police skirmishes and civil rights actions,” emcee Gralen Banks said. The club has weathered hurricanes and sweeping societal changes. Members began buck jumping to Victrolas, then LPs, eight-tracks, CDs and now MP3s. Through it all, they danced.
“And we still dance,” Banks noted.
As some of you know, ne of the essays in Letters from New Orleans was about Zulu.