Westbatonrougemuseum.com Friday, September 4th, 2015


Images of America: Scotlandville
Lunchtime Lecture and Book Signing
Wednesday, September 16th, Noon, Free
The West Baton Rouge Museum is pleased to welcome local authors Rachel L. Emanuel, Ruby Jean Simms, and Charles Vincent for a lunch time lecture and book signing featuring Images of America: Scotlandville on Wednesday, September 16 at Noon The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series, this book contains wonderful vintage images capturing this African American community’s history. Using photographs from institutional and personal collections, Emanuel, Simms, and Vincent describe the origins, development, and heyday of the vibrant neighborhoods of Scotlandville before the community’s incorporation into Baton Rouge. Emanuel is the director of communications and development support for the Southern University Law Center; Simms and Vincent are both professors of history at Southern University.
This program is free and open to the public. Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase. Participants are welcome to bring a bag lunch. 

Black History Film and Panel Discussion:
 “Slavery by Another Name”
Saturday, September 26th, Noon, Free
As part of the NEH Created Equal Film Series, The West Baton Rouge Museum will present a documentary film discussion on “Slavery by Another Name” on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Noon.  Dr. Marianne Fisher-Giorlando, retired Criminal Justice Professor from Grambling State University and Education Committee Chair for the Louisiana State Penitentiary Museum Board and Attorney Angela A. Allen-Bell, Assistant Professor of Legal Writing and Analysis at Southern University Law Center will lead a panel discussion featuring clips from this outstanding documentary, which is narrated by Laurence Fishburne. The film challenges the assumption that slavery in the United States ended with the Emancipation Proclamation and tells how after slavery ended at the end of the Civil War, new systems of involuntary servitude took place. The panelists will also address issues of women convicts incarcerated under the same system of re-enslavement. This program is part of the Women’s Council of Greater Baton Rouge’s Women’s Week. The program is free and open to the public.
 
The Created Equal film program is made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Created Equal programs bring communities together to revisit our shared history and help bridge deep racial and cultural divides in American civic life. Visit www.neh.gov/created-equal for more information.  


Welcome Our New Tour Guide, Ferin Jones!
Ferin Jones is a native of Baton Rouge, LA and is a recent graduate of LSU with a BA in history. She has interned at the Old State Capitol and enjoys exploring history with others. We're very happy to have Ferin join the West Baton Rouge Museum Team!

The West Baton Rouge Museum Now Offers a French Tour
We are happy to announce that the West Baton Rouge Museum has just published a brochure of our guided tour in French. The brochure contains a full script of our guided tour which includes our 5 historic buildings.

 


And remember to join the Town of Addis for their birthday celebration on Friday, September 11th and Saturday, September 12th! For more details, click on the banner above.


845 N. Jefferson Avenue, Port Allen, LA 70767 225-336-2422 Ext.15 1-888-881-6811
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Westbatonrougemuseum.com Friday, September 4th, 2015


Images of America: Scotlandville
Lunchtime Lecture and Book Signing
Wednesday, September 16th, Noon, Free
The West Baton Rouge Museum is pleased to welcome local authors Rachel L. Emanuel, Ruby Jean Simms, and Charles Vincent for a lunch time lecture and book signing featuring Images of America: Scotlandville on Wednesday, September 16 at Noon The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series, this book contains wonderful vintage images capturing this African American community’s history. Using photographs from institutional and personal collections, Emanuel, Simms, and Vincent describe the origins, development, and heyday of the vibrant neighborhoods of Scotlandville before the community’s incorporation into Baton Rouge. Emanuel is the director of communications and development support for the Southern University Law Center; Simms and Vincent are both professors of history at Southern University.
This program is free and open to the public. Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase. Participants are welcome to bring a bag lunch. 

Black History Film and Panel Discussion:
 “Slavery by Another Name”
Saturday, September 26th, Noon, Free
As part of the NEH Created Equal Film Series, The West Baton Rouge Museum will present a documentary film discussion on “Slavery by Another Name” on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Noon.  Dr. Marianne Fisher-Giorlando, retired Criminal Justice Professor from Grambling State University and Education Committee Chair for the Louisiana State Penitentiary Museum Board and Attorney Angela A. Allen-Bell, Assistant Professor of Legal Writing and Analysis at Southern University Law Center will lead a panel discussion featuring clips from this outstanding documentary, which is narrated by Laurence Fishburne. The film challenges the assumption that slavery in the United States ended with the Emancipation Proclamation and tells how after slavery ended at the end of the Civil War, new systems of involuntary servitude took place. The panelists will also address issues of women convicts incarcerated under the same system of re-enslavement. This program is part of the Women’s Council of Greater Baton Rouge’s Women’s Week. The program is free and open to the public.
 
The Created Equal film program is made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Created Equal programs bring communities together to revisit our shared history and help bridge deep racial and cultural divides in American civic life. Visit www.neh.gov/created-equal for more information.  


Welcome Our New Tour Guide, Ferin Jones!
Ferin Jones is a native of Baton Rouge, LA and is a recent graduate of LSU with a BA in history. She has interned at the Old State Capitol and enjoys exploring history with others. We're very happy to have Ferin join the West Baton Rouge Museum Team!

The West Baton Rouge Museum Now Offers a French Tour
We are happy to announce that the West Baton Rouge Museum has just published a brochure of our guided tour in French. The brochure contains a full script of our guided tour which includes our 5 historic buildings.

 


And remember to join the Town of Addis for their birthday celebration on Friday, September 11th and Saturday, September 12th! For more details, click on the banner above.


845 N. Jefferson Avenue, Port Allen, LA 70767 225-336-2422 Ext.15 1-888-881-6811
West Baton Rouge Museum @WBRM WBR Museum Museum Podcast