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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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Integration Attempt

    • School integration—Louisiana, Civil rights movement
    • Reverend Arthur T. Jelks, NAACP President (here at left) led this group of children to the Baton Rouge Junior High School in a futile attempt to register them at the school. Turning them away is R.L. Smith, school principal.

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