North La. Civil Rights Coalition hosting ‘Memories of Movement’ panel series
SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - In an effort to highlight and educate about the history of Shreveport’s civil rights movement, the North Louisiana Civil Rights Coalition is hosting a three-part discussion series.
“Memories of the Movement” will feature a panel of community members that will share their stories to honor the 60th commemoration of the movement.
Reverend Asriel McClain says they hope to inspire more conversations that even further educate others on the history. Panelists include:
- Carolyn Jones Sullivan - The youngest student to integrate Caddo Parish Schools and the daughter of the late Dr. E. Edwards Jones (long-serving pastor of Galilee Baptist Church)
- Monica Mickle - Daughter of the late civil rights icon, Dr. Harry Blake (long-serving pastor of Mount Canaan Baptist Church)
- Dr. C.E. McLain and Rev. Asriel McLain - Sons of the late Dr. C.C. McLain (former pastor of historic Little Union Baptist Church, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. last spoke)
All three panels will be held at a different Shreve Memorial Library Branch. The first discussion will take place at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21 at the Broadmoor location.
All panel discussion events are free and open to the public. For more details, email email@example.com.
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