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Black History Month

Black History Month


During the month of February, the LDMA is highlighting Black History Month.  Watch videos of important historical events and see interviews with black Louisianans who have made significant contributions to our lives and culture.








Historical Events

Emancipation Proclamation


19th Century History




Louisiana's First Black Nurses






A.Z. Young Announces Bogalusa Civil Rights MarchCivil Rights Movement




Civil Rights activist Dave Dennis

Oral History Interviews



Allen Toussaint


Louisiana Legends Interviews





Signpost to Freedom: The 1953 Baton Rouge Bus Boycott


Throughout the month of February, you can also view these documentaries in their entirety:




To explore the full Black History topic, click here.