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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...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Opening of Lobdell Avenue Extension

    • Baton Rouge (La.), Mayors
    • Mayor Dumas and daughter Dianne cut ribbon to officially open Lobdell Avenue extension between Florida and Greenwell Springs Road. Standing behind Mayor (from left) ?,?,?, Councilman Author Abadie, Hal Burgess, ?, ?, ?, ? and Civil Defense...
    • Arsenal Museum

    • Arsenals, Historic sites
    • North face of arsenal building in Arsenal Park. 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 storage and a...
    • Old Louisiana State Capitol

    • Postcards, Historic buildings
    • Old Louisiana State Capitol at Baton Rouge. Louisiana's beautiful old State Capitol was erected in 1847, an impressive structure of Gothic architecture, closely allied with the interesting history of the state. It was burned during the Civil War,...
    • Civil Rights Protest

    • African Americans, Civil rights movement
    • On December 15, 1961 approximately 2000 people peacefully marched through downtown Baton Rouge to protest the arrest of 23 Southern University students the day before for picketing restaurants that continued to refuse to serve African Americans.

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