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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...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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. ...
    • 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. ...
    • 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. ...
    • 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. ...
    • 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. ...
    • 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. ...
    • 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. ...
    • 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. ...
    • 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. ...
    • 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. ...
    • 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. ...
    • 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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