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    • Sylvia Roberts

    • Sylvia was born on January 6 in Bryan, TX, while her father was a professor at Texas A&M, in 1933. She lived in Lafayette for 10 years and later moved to Los Angeles, CA in 1945. She graduated from UCLA. in 1953, was accepted into its law school,...
    • Dr. Curtis "C.J." Gilliam

    • African Americans--History
    • Dr. Curtis "C.J." Gilliam [1922-1995] was a longtime Civil Rights activist and the first black optometrist in Baton Rouge. A former president of the Baton Rouge chapter of the NAACP, he was the first black Louisianan to enlist in the U.S. Marine...
    • Pearl George Clips, 1976 and 1979

    • African Americans, Baton Rouge (La.)--History, East Baton Rouge Parish (La.)--Politics and government.
    • This file is a composite of two clips. Pearl Lee George discusses her election to the City Council in 1976. The second part of the clip reflects her work to clean up the Eden Park area of Baton Rouge. She was born Pearl Brown on October 24,...
    • Pearl George Interview Audio

    • African Americans, Civil rights movement, East Baton Rouge Parish (La.)--Politics and government, Baton Rouge Region (La.)--History
    • Born as Pearl Brown in Baton Rouge on October 24, 1934, her father left the family when she was 9 years old and she and her three siblings were raised by their mother Florence. Instilled with self sufficiency and personal pride, George went on to...
    • Camphor Memorial Wesleyan Service Guild

    • African Americans, Women--Societies and Clubs
    • Camphor Memorial Wesleyan Service Guild: 1st row (l. to r.) G.M. Handy, S.W. Walker, J.M. Cox, C. Jenkins, D.E. Carter, Miss Clarence Marie Collier, T.W. McDonald, B.E. Fleder, Adelle Jackson, Ethel London, W. L Wheelock and L. Smith (Guild...
    • Region III Meeting

    • Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs of North America, Baton Rouge (La), Conferences
    • Photograph of the Region III Meeting Desk and Derrick Club Region Three Presidents. Baton Rouge President: Maxine Mercer. Meeting held in Monroe, La.
    • Liz Pav

    • Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs of North America, Baton Rouge (La), Conferences, Women--Societies and Clubs
    • Photograph of long-time member, chairman, and president Liz Pav at the 1972 regional Desk and Derrick meeting in New Orleans, La.
    • Jessie Stone

    • Baton Rouge (La.), African Americans--1950-1970
    • Jessie Stone (1924-2001). Mr. Stone was one of the first graduates of Southern University Law School in 1950. He worked as an NAACP attorney during the Civil Rights movement, served as Southern University President from 1974-1985. He was the first...
    • East Baton Rouge Parish City Council 1976-1973

    • Baton Rouge (La.), Mayors
    • East Baton Rouge Parish City Council 1976-1973. Back Row (l. to r.) Johnny Dykes, Tommy Neck, Michael G. Roubique, Edgar L. Watts Jr., Jewel J. Newman, Dr. C.P. "Tony" Carrier, Earl Harrison, William T. Winfield. Front Row (l. to r.) Joseph A....
    • Woody Dumas and Members of the National Association of Counties

    • Baton Rouge (La.), Mayors, Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978
    • Mayor Woody Dumas with members of the National Association of Counties (NACo), of which he served as president and was still an active member at the time of this photo. Shown here with other NACo members and President Hubert Humphrey (third from...


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