Logsdon and Mizell-Nelson Library Lecture Series
December 14th through April 12th
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Big Chief Robbe, “Chief of Chiefs”
Algiers Regional Library
Wednesday, January 11 from 6pm - 7:30pm
Robert Nathaniel Lee, known to generations as “Big Chief Robbe,” embraced the Mardi Gras Indian tradition in the 1920s when he joined the Creole Wild West. Proclaimed a Big Chief in the 1940’s, Big Chief Robbe brought back the Golden Blades and started the White Eagles and the Ninth Ward Hunters.
Presentation by Dr. Al Kennedy.
Art and the Politics of Representation in Louisiana's Civil Rights Movement
Keller Library & Community Center
Wednesday, March 22 from 6pm - 7:30pm
In the 1890s and 1900s, racist political cartoons ridiculed African Americans, and plantation postcards depicted African Americans happily toiling in cotton fields in a new Golden Age of the South. But, when African Americans photographed themselves, especially in Louisiana, they showed a dignity and humanity that was central to their advancement. This lecture compares and contrasts representations of African Americans in photographs in Louisiana in the 1890s and 1900s.
Presentation by Dr. Nikki Brown.
Technology and Higher Education in Louisiana
Wednesday, April 12 from 6pm - 7:30pm
How do online courses work? How do students learn, and how are courses able to keep costs low? Can they work in Louisiana? Dr. Rob Stufflebeam, professor of Philosophy and Online Education, will answer these questions in his lecture.
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