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.
Music by Silk and Satin
Awards Ceremony Honoring:
Dr. Charles Vincent is a professor of History at Southern University and A & M College. He earned the Ph. D. in history from Louisiana State University. He is the author of Black Legislators in Louisiana During Reconstruction; and A Centennial History of Southern University and A & M College, 1880-1980 and numerous articles in professional journals.
Dr. Robert Perry is a descendant of America’s first Black Mayor, Pierre “Caliste” Landry, Donaldsonville, Louisiana (1868).
Eddie Pinchback is a descendant of P.B.S. Pinchback, America’s first Black Governor, Louisiana (1872).
Essay Contest Winners To Be Announced
To enter essay contest contact Latoya Devezin, New Orleans
Public Library African American Resource Center click here.
Play: “Not Unto Us”
A play in three acts about Black Reconstruction in New Orleans written by Clifford Graves in 1940. An adaptation produced by Artistic Director, Akeem Martin.
Saturday, February 8, 2014
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Southern University New Orleans
Business Technology Building, Suite 100, Lake Campus
6801 Press Drive, New Orleans, LA
Seating limited register now!
The Startling Career of P. B. S. of Pinchback: Whirlwind Crusade to Bring Equality to Reconstructed Louisiana
Nicholas Patler, M. A.
Author, Playwright, & Historian
The Role of the Black Press
Barbara Trevigne, M.S.W.
Author, Historian, & Genealogist
Plessy vs. Ferguson and Committee of Citizens
Keith W. Medley
Author & Historian
To Make Equality Real: The First African American Political Junket and the Question of Public Accommodation “Oscar Dunn”
Brian Mitchell, Ph. D.
Adjunct Professor History
University of Arkansas
The Dark Ages: Black Reconstruction in Louisiana, 1880-1895
Emmitt Glynn, III, N. B. C. T.
Zachary Career and Technical Center
African Americans and Land-Grant Institutions: Transcending the Shadows of Reconstruction
Ronald Dorris, Ph. D.
Xavier University New Orleans
Louisiana Reconstruction Tour
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Tour Cost: $35.00
(includes continental breakfast & box lunch)
River Road African American Museum
406 Charles Street
Hidden History Tours
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