In Partnership with the Southern Weekend

Shreveport library celebrates Black History Month with events

Shreve Memorial Library Broadmoor Branch and The Shreveport Sun Newspaper present: The Black History Month 2020 Lecture Series. The lecture series is an honor of Black History Month as well as the 100th Anniversary of The Shreveport Sun Newspaper. The lectures will take place on Monday nights from 6:30-7:30p.m. the entire month of February. The location will be at Broadmoor Branch library in Shreveport. The lectures are free and open to the public and would love everyone to come. Here are a list of the events and lecture topics.


January 27

From Crispus Attucks to Commander-in-Chief presented by Mayor Adrian Perkins

The lecture will celebrate African Americans in the military from the American Revolution to present day.

February 3

The Future of Black Colleges & Universities

Grambling State President Rick Gallot, Wiley College President Herman J. Felton, Jr., and Southern University Shreveport President Rodney Ellis will present a lecture. They will talk about the progression of Black Colleges and Universities and how did they all become presidents.

February 10

50 Years of the Courts & Education in North Louisiana

The Honorable Judge Carl Stewart, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit will present a lecture. He will educate about African Americans and the Judicial System.

February 17

The History of African-American Music in North Louisiana

Music historian, acclaimed musician, and career educator Darryl Gates will present a lecture. He will speak on how African-American music history has evolved in North Louisiana.

February 24

100 Years of History Under the Sun

Sonya Landry, owner of The Shreveport Sun Newspaper, will present a lecture. She will discuss the 100 years of history of the iconic Shreveport Newspaper.

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Check out our African American Treasure at Southern University of Art in Shreveport story for more history on African American culture.

African art treasures at the Southern University Museum of Art Shreveport