Free to the public
Southern University at New Orleans Center for African and African American Studies
Book A Tour
Sun. February 9, 2014
Louisiana Reconstruction Tour
(includes continental breakfast & box lunch)
2336 Esplanade Ave.
New Orleans, LA
406 Charles Street
The Louisiana Public History Forum (LPHF) is an alliance of organizations and individuals that develops educational programs to engage scholars, teachers, students, citizens, and the public in discussions about the history of Slavery, Freedom, and Resistance.
The LPHF's Louisiana Reconstruction Conference is the first in a series of public programs designed by the Forum to educate the public about the people, events and landmarks associated with the era known as Reconstruction.
The period of Reconstruction in Louisiana began immediately following Emancipation in 1865 and ended with the last Black Louisiana legislator holding office in 1895.
The conference will dispel the myths surrounding this thirty-year period of history and advance the public's knowledge about the advancements and contributions of people of African descent during this time.
Louisiana Public History Forum Committee Members:
Program Host Committee Chair
Leon A. Waters,
Kathe Hambrick Jackson,
Beryl F. Hunter,
Beverly McKenna, At-Large Member
Dr. George Amedee
Dr. Alan Colon
Dr. Thomas Durant
Dr. Don Hernandez
Dr. Laura Rouzan
Friday, February 7, 2014 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
George & Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art
2003 Carondelet Street, New Orleans, LA
Music by Silk and Satin
Awards Ceremony Honoring:
Essay Contest Winners To Be Announced
To enter New Orleans Black History Month 2014 essay contest (7th - 12th grades) contact Latoya Devezin, New Orleans Public Library African American Resource Center click here.
Play: "Not Unto Us"
Petition, Principle, and Protest:Voting Rights and Black Male SuffrageRaphael Cassimere, Ph. D.Professor, RetiredUniversity of New Orleans
The Startling Career of P. B. S. of Pinchback: Whirlwind Crusadeto Bring Equality to Reconstructed LouisianaNicholas Patler, M. A.Author, Playwright, & Historian
The Role of the Black PressBarbara Trevigne, M.S.W.Author, Historian, & Genealogist
Pierre Caliste Landry: America's First Elected Black MayorKathe Hambrick Jackson, M. A.Founder & Executive DirectorRiver Road African American Museum