Shreve Memorial Library and The Shreveport Sun have partnered to present a Black History Month 2020 Lecture Series January 27 through February 24. The series is being presented in honor of Black History Month and in conjunction with the 100th Anniversary of The Shreveport Sun newspaper, the oldest weekly newspaper for African Americans in Louisiana.
“Longtime patron of the library, Mr. Robert Jackson, has been instrumental in the coordination of this event,” stated Ariel Stewart, Shreve Memorial Library Broadmoor Branch Manager. “We are honored to host such prestigious speakers with a vast array of expertise and knowledge in their fields.”
The Black History Month 2020 Lecture Series will be held Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at the Broadmoor Branch of Shreve Memorial Library, located at 1212 Captain Shreve Drive. Each lecture will cover a different aspect of African American history led by guest speakers. All lectures are free and open to the public. Lectures are scheduled as follows:
Monday, January 27 – From Crispus Attucks to Commander-In-Chief: Celebrating Blacks in the Military (presented by Mayor Adrian Perkins) (Facebook Event)
Monday, February 3 – The Future of Black Colleges & Universities (presented by Grambling State University President Rick Gallot, Wiley College President Herman J. Felton, Jr., and Southern University Shreveport President Rodney Ellis) (Facebook Event)
Monday, February 10 – 50 Years of the Courts & Education in North Louisiana (presented by the Honorable Judge Carl Stewart, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (retired)) (Facebook Event)
Monday, February 17 – The History of African American Music in North Louisiana (presented by music historian, acclaimed musician, and career educator Daryl Gates) (Facebook Event)
Monday, February 24 – 100 Years of History Under The Sun (presented by Sonya Landry, owner of The Shreveport Sun) (Facebook Event)
“We believe the speakers’ participation will provide an opportunity for our community to benefit from learning of the instrumental role that African Americans have played in both Shreveport and our nation’s history,” added Stewart.
The Shreveport Sun