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West Ghanaian African Chief Dr. Ernest Lampkins, Donates Art Collection

Spans Seven Decades of Travel

March 3, 2010

LaKesha Mosley

West Ghanaian African Chief Dr. Ernest Lampkins, Donates Art Collection-Spans Seven Decades of Travel

Dr. Ernest LampkinsShreveport, LA - Dr. Ernest and Shirley Lampkins donate a large collection of materials to Southern University at Shreveport’s Library that consists of papers, photographs, books, textiles, and audiovisual materials spanning over seven decades.  Dr. Lampkins’ experiences as a student, musician, instructor, and civic leader are documented within the collection, as are his numerous accomplishments which include several firsts:  African American member of the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, African American Member of Shreveport’s Rotary Club, and African American Mayor of Greenwood, Louisiana.  The couple’s extensive travels are also chronicled.Both former educators with enduring commitments to learning, Dr. Ernest and Shirley Lampkins’ hope is that the Dr. Ernest H. Lampkins Collection will support the efforts of researchers in their scholarship.  A Reception to view the Dr. Ernest H. Lampkins Collection will be held Friday, March 5, 2010, 11:00AM - 1:00PM.

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