SUSLA ANNOUNCES 2016 BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS

SUSLA ANNOUNCES 2016 BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS

01-Feb-2016

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 1, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

SUSLA CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2016:

HALLOWED GROUNDS: SITES OF AFRICAN AMERICAN MEMORY

               Southern University at Shreveport (SUSLA) is pleased to announce a comprehensive slate of activities celebrating Black History Month.  In addition to events partnered with community stakeholders, SUSLA will be hosting the following events:

 

Wednesday, February 10 at 9:45am: SUSLA Black History Convocation Featuring David Banner

Health and Physical Education Complex (Gym), 3050 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Shreveport, LA

Southern University at Shreveport (SUSLA) is proud to welcome award winning artist, activist and philanthropist David Banner at the university’s Spring Convocation.  David Banner, born Lavell Crump in Jackson, Mississippi, is a Grammy Award winning music producer, recording artist, philanthropist, civic activist and actor who recently appeared in Lee Daniel’s The Butler and in Tim Story’s movie Ride Along. Free and open to the public.

 

Thursday, February 18, 3 – 5pm: Southern University Law Center Reception Honoring the Late Jesse N. Stone

Southern University Museum of Art (SUMAS), 610 Texas Street, Shreveport, LA

A reception honoring attorney, professor and civil rights activist Jesse N. Stone will feature tributes and a portrait unveiling of Stone.  Stone was in the first graduating class of the historically black Southern University Law Center, and for a time, was the only black attorney in Shreveport.  During the civil rights movement, Stone was affiliated with the NAACP and worked with the Congress of Racial Equality, and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. He was active in the desegregation of Caddo Parish public schools during the 1960s.  In 1971, Stone became dean of his alma mater, the Southern University Law Center. From 1972 to 1974, he was an appointed associate justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court. On July 1, 1974, he returned to the Southern University System to serve as its fourth president.  After leaving the presidency, Stone became a law professor at the center but retired in 1986. Thereafter, he was a member of the Southern Board of Supervisors from 1991-1995.

 

Thursday, February 18, 6:00pm: Black History Month Student Showcase Featuring Barret Paideia Academy

Southern University Museum of Art (SUMAS), 610 Texas Street, Shreveport, LA

Caddo Parish Public School Barret Paideia Academy will present a Student Showcase recital for the public as tribute to the theme Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories”. Student African Dancers, musicians, and guest musicians will entertain guests through performance art.  A light reception will follow along with self-guided museum tours.  Free and open to the public.

 

Sunday, February 28, 6:30pm: SUSLA Black History Gospel Fest and Cantata

Peaceful Rest Baptist Church, 8200 St Vincent Ave, Shreveport, LA

Join SUSLA and the Peaceful Rest Baptist Church for an inspirational tribute to black heritage from the past to the future.  Musical acts include the Peaceful Rest Mass Choir, Greater Starlight Singers, Donzell Hughes and the Voices of Deliverance, Pastor Joseph Lindsey, Morning Star Mass Choir, and more.  This event is free and open to the public.

 

 

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Southern University at Shreveport, an institution within the Southern University System, seeks to provide a quality education for its students, while being committed to the total community. This institution prepares students for careers in technical and occupational fields; awards certificates and associate degrees as well as offerings and programs that are transferable to other colleges and universities. Dedicated to excellence in instruction and community service, this open enrollment institution promotes cultural diversity, provides developmental and continuing education, and seeks partnerships with business and industry.

 

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Contact:

Krystle Beauchamp Grindley

Director of University Relations

318.670.9472 office

318.518.7876 cell

kbeauchamp@susla.edu