Remembering Alice Dunbar-Nelson: A Respectable New Orleans Activist

Event date: 
03/08/2022 - 12:00pm
Event address: 
701 N 4th St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

The Louisiana Center for the Book in the State Library of Louisiana will present its inaugural program celebrating Women’s History Month with a presentation by Louisiana native Dr. Tara T. Green, author of Love, Activism, and the Respectable Life of Alice Dunbar-Nelson. The presentation will be held in the first floor Seminar Center of the State Library in Baton Rouge on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. The State Library of Louisiana is located at 701 North 4th Street, Baton Rouge, LA.

Author Event - Donna Everhart, author of The Saints of Swallow Hill

Event date: 
03/10/2022 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Livingston Parish Library / DS-Walker Branch
8101 U.S. Hwy 190
Denham Springs, LA 70726

We are so excited to be hosting Donna Everhart in partnership with the Livingston Parish Library. Donna will be at the Denham Springs-Walker branch to discuss her new book, The Saints of Swallow Hill, at 6:30 on March 10th. We will have copies available for purchase and this is definitely one you will want for your collection!

Virtual Launch Event - Your Legacy: A Bold Reclaiming of Our Enslaved History

Event date: 
09/28/2021 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Onlince via Crowdcast

We are thrilled to be hosting a virtual presentation by author and illustrator duo Schele Williams and Tonya Engel to celebrate the publication of Your Legacy! Beginning in Africa before 1619, Your Legacy presents an unprecedentedly accessible, empowering, and proud introduction to African American history for children.

Book Club - Nomadland

Event date: 
05/27/2021 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Online via Zoom

From the beet fields of North Dakota to the National Forest campgrounds of California to Amazon’s CamperForce program in Texas, employers have discovered a new, low-cost labor pool, made up largely of transient older Americans. Finding that social security comes up short, often underwater on mortgages, these invisible casualties of the Great Recession have taken to the road by the tens of thousands in late-model RVs, travel trailers, and vans, forming a growing community of nomads: migrant laborers who call themselves “workampers.”

Online Event - Robert E. Lee and Me: A Southerner's Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause by Ty Seidule

Event date: 
02/18/2021 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Online via Youtube Live, Facebook Live and Periscope

In a forceful but humane narrative, former soldier and head of the West Point history department Ty Seidule's Robert E. Lee and Me challenges the myths and lies of the Confederate legacy--and explores why some of this country's oldest wounds have never healed.


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