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    • 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...
    • Pearl George Interview Transcript

    • 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...
    • Sylvia Roberts

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    • 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,...
    • The Shield 1971

    • Yearbooks, Catholic Church, Diocese of Baton Rouge (La.), Schools, School yearbooks, Baton Rouge (La.)--history
    • The congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Bourg, founded by Reverend Peter Medaille, SJ, in LePuy, France, sent four Sisters to Baton Rouge in 1868. They founded an orphanage and a school on what is today Seventh Street; it was later moved...
    • Advertisement for American Art Week Celebration, 1958

    • American Artists Professional League, Community arts projects, Printed ephemera
    • Advertisement for American Art Week Celebration at the Old Governor's Mansion. Celebrated annually in the first week of November. Sponsored by the American Artists Professional League beginning in 1930. Each year, hundreds of applicants from all 50...
    • The Emerald 1955

    • Yearbooks, Catholic Church, Diocese of Baton Rouge (La.), Schools, School yearbooks, Baton Rouge (La.)--history
    • Redemptorist High School opened in 1947 as an extension of St. Gerard Majella school. Led by the School Sisters of Notre Dame, it obtained accreditation in December 1950 and graduated its first class of seniors in May 1951. Redemptorist became an...
    • Pow Wow 1952

    • Yearbooks, East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, Schools, School yearbooks, Baton Rouge (La.)--history
    • Istrouma schools began in a two room house in 1917 in North Baton Rouge. As time went on, the student population grew steadily and outpaced the growth of the faculty. A number of buildings and hand-me-down materials were haphazardly obtained...
    • Wolfpack, 1983

    • Yearbooks, Catholic Church, Diocese of Baton Rouge (La.), Schools, School yearbooks, Baton Rouge (La.)--history
    • 1983 yearbook of Redemptorist Junior High. Redemptorist High School opened in 1947 as an extension of St. Gerard Majella school. Led by the School Sisters of Notre Dame, it obtained accreditation in December 1950 and graduated its first class of...
    • The Jaguar, 1970

    • Yearbooks, Southern University and A & M College, Schools, School yearbooks, Baton Rouge (La.)--history
    • This historically African American university was established in 1880 in the Northern section of Baton Rouge on Scott's Bluff. The school was chartered by the Louisiana General Assembly as Southern College located in New Orleans. The college later...
    • The Jaguar 1984

    • Yearbooks, Southern University and A & M College, Schools, School yearbooks, Baton Rouge (La.)--history
    • This historically African American university was established in 1880 in the Northern section of Baton Rouge on Scott's Bluff. The school was chartered by the Louisiana General Assembly as Southern College located in New Orleans. The college...
    • The Pow Wow 1977

    • Yearbooks, East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, Schools, School yearbooks, Baton Rouge (La.)--history
    • Istrouma schools began in a two room house in 1917 in North Baton Rouge. As time went on, the student population grew steadily and outpaced the growth of the faculty. A number of buildings and hand-me-down materials were haphazardly obtained...
    • The Jaguar, 1972

    • Yearbooks, Southern University and A & M College, Schools, School yearbooks, Baton Rouge (La.)--history
    • This historically African American university was established in 1880 in the Northern section of Baton Rouge on Scott's Bluff. The school was chartered by the Louisiana General Assembly as Southern College located in New Orleans. The college later...
    • Belle Helene Plantation Home

    • Historic buildings
    • Belle Helene. Construction on the house began in 1840, and completed by 1842. It was first named "Ashland" after U.S. statesman Henry Clay's plantation in Kentucky. In March 1889, the estate sold to George B. Reuss, an Ascension Parish planter....
    • The Sabre 1965

    • Yearbooks, East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, Schools, School yearbooks, Baton Rouge (La.)--history
    • The Sabre is the yearbook of Robert E. Lee High School. This particular Sabre is from 1965. Lee High was opened in 1959 in order to reduce over-crowding at Baton Rouge High. The school is located at 1105 Lee Dr. in Baton Rouge, La. The building was...
    • Dr. Leo S. Butler

    • African Americans--History
    • Dr. Leo Stanley Butler was born August 12, 1899 in Burtville, a small community just south of Baton Rouge. He graduated from Baton Rouge Colored School in 1918. He was the first male to receive a diploma from what became McKinley. He completed both...
    • Dr. Leo S. Butler

    • African Americans--History
    • Dr. Leo Stanley Butler was born August 12, 1899 in Burtville, a small community just south of Baton Rouge. He graduated from Baton Rouge Colored School in 1918. He was the first male to receive a diploma from what became McKinley. He completed both...
    • The Buff, 1986

    • Yearbooks, East Baton Rogue Parish (La.), City of Baker School System, School yearbooks
    • Baker High School was established in the early 1900s (possibly 1914) as part of the East Baton Rouge Parish School System. The school was orginially housed in an old framed house but a brick building was erected in 1923 which held eleven grades....
    • The Black Man in the Civil War

    • African Americans, Bicentennial Commission, Port Hudson (La.) History Siege, 1863
    • The Black Man in the Civil War. Taken from Charles H. Wesley and Patricia W. Romero, International Library of Negro Life and History; Negro Americans in the Civil War. Published in Baton Rouge as part of the American Bicentennial celebration. Ca....
    • 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...
    • Mrs. Betty Toepfer

    • Baton Rouge (La.)--History, Teachers, World War II, United Service Organizations (U.S.), Catholic Church, Diocese of Baton Rouge (La.), Historic buildings, Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.)--History
    • An oral history with Mrs. Betty Toepfer. She describes growing up in the Edgewood Lawn neighborhood of Baton Rouge and participation in the Sacred Heart Church and other Catholic Churches in Baton Rouge. Mrs. Toepfer lived in several historic...

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