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    • Acie Belton

    • Portraits, African Americans
    • Acie Belton (1916-1995) Belton was a leader in the Civil Rights movement in Baton Rouge. He was founder of the Baton Rouge Second Ward Voter's League, served on the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council and was a member of the East Baton Rouge...
    • Aerial view of Arsenal Park

    • Aerial views, Arsenals
    • Aerial view of Arsenal Park taken from top of New State Capitol. Built in 1838, it was important to development of the southwest, as well as the Mexican War and the Civil War. Later it became part of Louisiana State University, served as library...
    • Civil Rights Protest at the Louisiana State Capitol

    • Civil rights demonstrations, African Americans
    • Billy Brooks, Director of the Louisiana Black People Advancement Association, sits on the shoulders of some of his followers and leads a group in shouts of "Black Power". The group formed from a larger group that was holding a rally on the steps of...
    • 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...
    • Charles F. Rabenhorst

    • Portraits
    • Charles F. Rabenhorst (1828-1880). Founded the Rabenhorst Funeral Home when he moved to Baton Rouge in 1866 after serving as a captain in the 21st Louisiana Regiment during the Civil War.
    • CORE Demonstration, 1961

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    • CORE (Congress of Racial Equality) Demonstration. An estimated 2000 young people, most of them from Southern University participated in a demonstration march in downtown Baton Rouge. Officials used tear gas after warning leaders to end the...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Dr. Louis James Sr.

    • African Americans--History
    • Dr. Louis James Sr. (December 3-1921-November 7, 2007) Graduate of McKinley High School, Southern University and Howard School of Medicine. Served in the United States Army, was a member of Mt. Zion First Baptist Church and was the first African...

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