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WWII Gives Birth to the Long Civil Rights Movement at the Old Louisiana State Capitol


“World War II Gives Birth to the Long Civil Rights Movement” is the title of an upcoming lecture at the Old State Capitol. Dr. Kodi Roberts will present this lecture at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, December 2.

The lecture will focus on how the experiences of Black Americans at home and overseas during World War II were catalysts for the Civil Rights struggles to come.

Dr. Roberts is a history professor at LSU and focuses on African American History. This lecture is being held in conjunction with the exhibit, “Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy.”

An opening reception and exhibit viewing will begin at 5 p.m. with the lecture following at 5: 30 p.m.

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