Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Emancipation Proclamation program - Feb 23

We've got a new program coming in February!
The Bossier Parish Historical Center is hosting a special program in recognition of Black History Month entitled “The Emancipation Proclamation – At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality.” The event will take place Saturday, February 23, at 2:00 p.m. at 2206 Beckett St., Bossier City.  
Dr. William D. Pederson, Director of American Studies and the International Lincoln Center and Professor of Political Science at LSU-Shreveport, will speak on the often-overlooked effects of the Emancipation Proclamation of 150 years ago. Well-known local actor and story teller Thelma Harrison will portray Harriet Tubman, former slave and crusader for freedom as a “conductor” on the Underground Railroad.  
Pam Carlisle, Outreach Specialist for the History Center invites the public to attend this special program free of charge.  Refreshments will be served.  For more information call her at (318) 746-7717.

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