Lecture tonight: 'Louisiana's First Crusade for Civil Rights'

Lecture tonight: 'Louisiana's First Crusade for Civil Rights'
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POSTED: Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 12:48pm

UPDATED: Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 12:57pm

Peter J. Breaux, Ph.D., professor, Southern University Department of History, will lecture on “Louisiana's First Crusade for Civil Rights” on Thursday, Feb. 9. Breaux's talk will highlight the historical aspects of civil rights in a crucial period of the 19th Century in Louisiana.

The event is the second in a series of heritage lectures held monthly at the Old Governor’s Mansion. The event, sponsored by the Foundation for Historical Louisiana (FHL), is free to organization members and $10 for guests. The public is invited to attend.

A reception, hosted by Calandro’s Fine Wines and Select Cellars, begins at 6:00 p.m. and the lecture at 6:30 p.m.

Breaux has also taught at Florida A & M and Savannah State University. In Baton Rouge, he was an active participant in the Scotlandville Community Comprehensive Development Plan process and in Future BR and is now volunteering with Together Baton Rouge.

The lecture will be held in the East Room of the Old Governor’s Mansion, 502 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge.

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