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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...
    • Bob Livingston

    • Legislators--United States
    • Bob Livingston (b. April 30, 1943), served as the first Republican since Reconstruction to represent New Orleans in Congress from 1977 until his resignation in 1999 after he revealed he had had an extra-marital affair. From 1995 through 1998,...
    • 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...
    • Dr. Hezekiah Jackson

    • African Americans, Southern University and A & M College
    • Dr. Hezekiah Jackson (1917-1979) worked at Southern University as an agriculture instructor; and from 1959 to 1979, served as dean of College of Agriculture.
    • 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...
    • E.O. Bauer

    • Police--History.--Louisiana--Baton Rouge, Soldiers
    • E.O. Bauer Chief of Police for the City of Baton Rouge, La. Served on the police force starting in 1936. Joined the Army during WWII. Retired from the police force in 1973. Photograph by Basque.
    • The Gator 1964

    • Yearbooks, East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, Schools, School yearbooks, Baton Rouge (La.)--history
    • Glasgow Junior High School openned in 1954 and was (and is still) located at the corner of Glasgow Ave and Hyacinth Ave in the Southdowns neighborhood of Baton Rouge. The school was openned to accomodate white elementary suburban children of that...
    • Henson Moore

    • Legislators--United States
    • Henson Moore (b. October 4, 1939). Republican representative of the 6th Congressional District from 1975-1987. Served as deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy from 1989-1992 and Deputy Chief of Staff for President George H.W. Bush in...
    • Blue Machine, 1984

    • Yearbooks, East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, Schools, School yearbooks, Baton Rouge (La.)--history
    • In 1907, H.K. Strickland opened the first black high school in Louisiana, called the East Baton Rouge Negro School. In 1914, the school moved into a new building and became known as Baton Rouge Colored High School. This became McKinley Senior High...
    • Inaguration of Governor John M. Parker

    • Baton Rouge (La.)--History, Governors
    • Inauguration of Governor John Parker at the Old State Capitol, Baton Rouge La. May 17, 1920. John Milken Parker (March 16, 1863 – May 20, 1939) served as the 37th governor of Louisiana from 1920-1924. He was a progressive democrat and a staunch...
    • Southern Bell Switch Board Room

    • Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company, Historic buildings
    • Interior view of the Southern Bell Telephone Company switch board room, 1930's. Photograph was submitted with the following poem: Farewell, Old Building-Fare ye well. Of joys and sorrows, you well might tell. Many have entered and left your...
    • 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...
    • Tara High School, 1988

    • Yearbooks, East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, Schools, School yearbooks, Baton Rouge (La.)--history
    • Located at 9002 Whitehall Ave. in Baton Rouge, Louisiana construction of Tara High School started in December of 1968 and the school opened in September, 1970. Designed by architect George Thompson and built at a cost of nearly 3 million dollars....
    • 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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