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Louisiana Reconstruction Conference
Join Us February 7th, 8th & 9th!

Join Us February 7th, 8th & 9th!

February 7 - February 9, 2014

New Orleans , LA

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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.

unnamed (2)Friday, February 7, 2014
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
George & Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art
2003 Carondelet Street
New Orleans, LA

Opening Reception:
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!

unnamedPetition, Principle, and Protest: Voting Rights and Black Male Suffrage
Raphael Cassimere, Ph. D.
Professor, Retired
University of New Orleans

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

pierrePierre Caliste Landry: America’s First Elected Black Mayor
Kathe Hambrick Jackson, M. A.
Founder & Executive Director
River Road African American Museum

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

adolpheResearching Adolphe Tureaud:  Legislator from St. James Parish
Alexander P. Tureaud, Jr.
Leon A. Waters
Co-Founder & Board Chair
Louisiana Museum of  African American History

The Dark Ages: Black Reconstruction in Louisiana, 1880-1895
Emmitt Glynn, III, N. B. C. T.
History Teacher
Zachary Career and Technical Center

turning_pointsTurning Points: Advancements Made in Louisiana Education Late 19th – Early 20th Century
Beryl F. Hunter, M. A.
Elelyon Cultural Solutions

African Americans and Land-Grant Institutions: Transcending the Shadows of Reconstruction
Ronald Dorris, Ph. D.
Xavier University New Orleans

sashBeyond Title, Sashes, and Ribbons African American Fraternal & Benevolent Societies in New Orleans
Jari Honora
Genealogist & English Instructor
St. Augustine High School

Louisiana Reconstruction Tour   
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Tour Cost: $35.00
(includes continental breakfast & box lunch)

tour1Tour I:
Le Musée de f.p.c.
2336 Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans, LA

Tour II:
River Road African American Museum
406 Charles Street
Donaldsonville, LA

Book now:
Hidden History Tours
Leon Waters
504-432-9901 or leonawaters8@gmail.com


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New Orleans , LA 70130 United States


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National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
645 University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA 71457

Email: ncptt[at]nps.gov
Phone: (318) 356-7444
Fax: (318) 356-9119