Shreveport celebrates 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights

Shreveport celebrates 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights

The North Louisiana Civil Rights Coalition will be sponsoring several events in September to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Civil Rights.
The North Louisiana Civil Rights Coalition will be sponsoring several events in September to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Civil Rights.

·    Sept. 18, there will be a Golden Anniversary Kickoff Celebration at 10 a.m. at Little Union Baptist Church. There the public will be able to tour the archives
·    At 7 p.m. there will be a citywide prayer service at Galilee Baptist Church and a memorial service for area fallen Civil Rights leaders
·    On Sept. 19, at 9 a.m. there will be a film festival and Civil Rights Panel Discussion at Booker T Washington High School. Student screening of the powerful documentary "Beyond Galilee" highlighting the civil rights events, which occurred in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1963. The panel discussion will feature testimonials of civil rights icons. This event is targeted toward local high school and college students
·    On Sept. 20, there will be a NAACP Banquet at the Clarion Hotel
·    Sept. 21 at 9:30 a.m. - "The Finish What We Started Parade" sponsored by the Booker T. Washington Alumni Association. Commemorating the historic student protest and march that led to the mass arrests of Booker T. Washington High School Students. Parade line up begins at 8:00am at Galilee Baptist Church and concludes at BTW
·    The festivities will culminate on Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. with a Mega Civil Rights Celebration and Worship Service at RiverView Hall, 600 Clyde Fant Pkwy, Shreveport, Louisiana 71101
·    Sept. 25 at 10 a.m., "The Civil Rights Movement- 50 Years Later- Where Do We Go From Here?" forum will be held at Southern University, the Jesse Stone Science and Lecture Hall


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