LPB and Southern University invite everyone to a preview screening of Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise
followed by a panel discussion on Wednesday, November 9th in the Cotillion Ballroom in the Smith-Brown Memorial Union at Southern University in Baton Rouge. Also partnering in presenting this event are the La Capitale Chapter of The Links, Incorporated and the 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge, LTD.
This new series from Henry Louis Gates, Jr. embarks on a deeply personal journey through the last fifty years of African American history. Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise
asks the questions: How far have we come toward racial equality since the civil rights era? What does it mean to be black today? All Americans, whatever their race, and whenever they were born, want to make sense of the last fifty years of our history. This series drives straight to the heart of those questions with uncompromising honesty, rejecting the conventional narrative of our times to make this history tangible, immediate, and compelling. We plan to explore these issues for both Baton Rouge and the state of Louisiana during the panel discussion.
The panel discussion will be moderated by Dr. Robyn Merrick, Southern University System and past Board Chair of Friends of LPB.
• Dr. Donald R. Andrews, Dean, College of Business, Southern University and A&M College
• Senator Regina Barrow, Louisiana Senate District 14
• Ms. Erika McConduit-Diggs, President & CEO, Urban League of Greater New Orleans
• Mr. Michael "A.V." Mitchell, MetroMorphosis, Urban Congress on African American Males in Baton Rouge
• Dr. Leslie Taylor-Grover, Assistant Professor of Public Administration, Nelson Mandela School of Public Policy, Southern University
or call (225) 767-4274.
About Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr., is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, literary scholar, journalist, cultural critic, and institution builder, Professor Gates has authored or co-authored twenty-one books and created fifteen documentary films, including Wonders of the African World, African American Lives, Faces of America, Black in Latin America, and Finding Your Roots, his groundbreaking genealogy series on PBS.
About Louisiana Public Broadcasting
Since 1975, Louisiana Public Broadcasting has been the public television network for the state of Louisiana with stations in Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Monroe and Shreveport. LPB is also affiliated with WLAE-TV in New Orleans. In addition to its award-winning documentaries about the history and people of Louisiana, LPB is dedicated to helping children throughout the state develop their literacy, math and science skills through its numerous educational outreach programs.
Published: October 26, 2016
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