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    • 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...
    • Leland College Reunion, 1980

    • African Americans--History, Printed ephemera, Leland College (Baker, La.)
    • First Reunion of Leland College June 27-29,1980. Leland University was established in New Orleans, La. in 1870. Primarily a school for African Americans, the university was open to all races. Leland originated and was carried on for the purpose of...
    • Junior ROTC Rifle Team at Capitol Senior High School

    • African Americans--History, United States. Army. Reserve Officers' Training Corps
    • Junior ROTC Rifle Team at Capitol Senior High School. Won first place in the over all Fourth Annual East Baton Rouge Parish Invitational Air Rifle match March 10, 1979, held at Glen Oaks High School. Front row left to right C/MAJ Lindacolar,...
    • Pastor Darlene Moore Birthday Announcement

    • African Americans--Women--Pastors, Camphor Memorial Methodist Church (Baton Rouge, La.)
    • Pamphlet announcing the 50th birthday celebration for Pastor Darlene A. Moore. Pastor Moore served as the first female pastor of the Camphor Memorial Methodist Church in Baton Rouge , Louisiana from 2002 until 2011 when she moved to St. Mark's...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Reginald Brown, Sr.

    • African Americans, Law enforcement
    • Reginald Brown Sr. (b. March 18, 1946) was first elected Baton Rouge constable in 2001 and was re-elected in 2006. Prior to becoming constable, Brown was an East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputy. He served 25 years in the East Baton Rouge Parish...

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