The River Road African American Museum exhibits include Free People of Color; African Influences on Louisiana Cuisine; Rural Roots of Jazz; Black Doctors of the River Road; Louisiana Black Inventors; Folk Artists; Louisiana Underground Railroad; Reconstruction Period; History of Education in Plantation Country and Slave Inventories
Visit the River Road African American Museum and learn about the past in order to understand the future.
Learn about the story of the River Road African American Museum from its beginning to our future plans. Here also you find is our vision/mission statements and a letter from the founder/director of the museum, Kathe Hambrick.



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Linda Hill
Southern University at New Orleans Center for African and African American Studies
Call : 504-284-5550
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Free to the Public

Friday, February 7, 2014

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

George & Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art
2003 Carondelet Street
New Orleans, LA
Opening Reception:
Music by Silk and Satin

Awards Ceremony Honoring:

Dr. Charles Vincent is a professor of History at Southern University and A & M College. He earned the Ph. D. in history from Louisiana State University. He is the author of Black Legislators in Louisiana During Reconstruction; and A Centennial History of Southern University and A & M College, 1880-1980 and numerous articles in professional journals.

Dr. Robert Perry is a descendant of America's first Black Mayor, Pierre "Caliste" Landry, Donaldsonville, Louisiana (1868).

Eddie Pinchback is a descendant of P.B.S. Pinchback, America's first Black Governor, Louisiana (1872).

Essay Contest Winners To Be Announced
To enter essay contest contact Latoya Devezin, New Orleans
Public Library African American Resource Center click here.

Play: "Not Unto Us"
A play in three acts about Black Reconstruction in New Orleans written by Clifford Graves in 1940. An adaptation produced by Artistic Director, Akeem Martin.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Southern University New Orleans
Business Technology Building, Suite 100, Lake Campus
6801 Press Drive, New Orleans, LA
Seating limited register now!

Petition, Principle, and Protest:
Voting Rights and Black Male Suffrage
Raphael Cassimere, Ph. D.
Professor, Retired
University of New Orleans

The Startling Career of P. B. S. of
Pinchback: Whirlwind Crusade
to Bring Equality to Reconstructed Louisiana
Nicholas Patler, M. A.
Author, Playwright, & Historian

The Role of the Black Press
Barbara Trevigne, M.S.W.
Author, Historian, & Genealogist

Pierre Caliste Landry: America's First Elected Black Mayor

Kathe Hambrick Jackson, M. A.
Founder & Executive Director
River Road African American Museum

Plessy vs. Ferguson
Committee of Citizens
Keith W. Medley

Author & Historian

To Make Equality Real: The First African American Political Junket and the Question of Public Accommodation "Oscar Dunn"
Brian Mitchell, Ph. D.
Adjunct Professor History
University of Arkansas

Researching Adolphe Tureaud: Legislator from St. James Parish
Alexander P. Tureaud, Jr.
Leon A. Waters
Co-Founder & Board Chair
Louisiana Museum of African American History

The Dark Ages: Black Reconstruction in Louisiana, 1880-1895
Emmitt Glynn, III, N. B. C. T.
History Teacher
Zachary Career and Technical Center

Turning Points: Advancements Made in Louisiana Education
Late 19th - Early 20th Century
Beryl F. Hunter, M. A.
Elelyon Cultural Solutions

African Americans and Land-Grant Institutions: Transcending the Shadows of Reconstruction
Ronald Dorris, Ph. D.
Xavier University New Orleans

Beyond Title, Sashes, and Ribbons
African American Fraternal & Benevolent Societies in New Orleans

Jari Honora
Genealogist & English Instructor
St. Augustine High School

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Louisiana Reconstruction Tour

Tour Cost: $35.00
(includes continental breakfast & box lunch)

Tour I:
Le Musee de f.p.c.
2336 Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans, LA

Tour II:
River Road African American Museum
406 Charles Street
Donaldsonville, LA

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Hidden History Tours
Leon Waters
504-432-9901 or


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