Mary Seacole was a Jamaican nurse who risked her own life to treat the wounded in the Crimean War. As Mary was black, Florence Nightingale turned her away several times, so she set up her own 'British Hotel' and worked round the clock to nurse the soldiers. Often she would go out into the field to treat them too. A remarkable woman who is, at last, getting some recognition for her hard and dangerous work.
New Orleans Native Tours was created to share the love we have for our city with the world from the perspective of a New Orleans native. As a mother and son team working together, we focus on two tours City/Cemetery Tours and Plantation Tours. All of our tours are given by entertaining licensed tour guides who will share the culture and history of New Orleans with you with extra emphasis on comfort, enjoyment, and relaxation.
Beautiful illustration of linguistic family tree shows origins of the world's most popular languages
Hairstyles come and go but braided hair is an ancient beauty technique with a long and literally winding history that roams across countries, cultures and centuries. Braids have made appearances on the heads of men and women throughout history, indicating everything from utility to glamor, social status to ethnicity, marital status to even religious affiliation.