Ronald Lewis, cultural historian, Backstreet Cultural Museum
Ronald Lewis (left), founder of the intimate museum House of Dance and Feathers, died on March 20, 2020. His preservation of African American performance clothes, accessories, and memorabilia focused on the cultural life of his Lower Ninth Ward neighborhood. He was a member of the Northside Skull and Bone Gang and founder of the Big Nine Social and Pleasure Club. Here, Lewis poses with Northside Skull and Bone’s stilt dancer, Zohar Israel.