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    • Sylvia Roberts

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    • Sylvia was born on January 6 in Bryan, TX, while her father was a professor at Texas A&M, in 1933. She lived in Lafayette for 10 years and later moved to Los Angeles, CA in 1945. She graduated from UCLA. in 1953, was accepted into its law school,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Lincoln Theater Box Office

    • African Americans--History,Theaters
    • The Historic Lincoln Theatre, 1305 Myrtle Walk, Baton Rouge, La. was opened in 1951. The theater served Baton Rouge's African American community during Segregation. Performers such as Otis Redding, the Four Tops and Louis Armstrong performed here....
    • 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 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • Pasquale Amato

    • Amato, Pasquale, Portraits
    • Pasquale Amato (1878-1942). World renowned operatic baritone in the Twentieth Century, served as Director of Opera at Louisiana State University from 1935 to his death in 1942.

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