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"Carrying on the Dream" - Traveling Martin Luther King Jr. Exhibit

Hosted by the Reginald F. Lewis Scholars and Raising Cane's

The University of Louisiana System’s Reginald F. Lewis Scholars are presenting a statewide tour of the exhibit “Carrying on a Dream” which features regional civil rights artifacts and a rare display of the hearse that carried civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s body at the time of his death more than 50 years ago.

The tour will also feature screenings of the documentary “I am MLK Jr.” which celebrates the life and explores the character of the American icon.

Exhibit Schedule

Additional showings are being added.

Jan. 16 – Jan. 18: Ruston, LA
Louisiana Tech Student Center, 100 Wisteria Lane
Times: Sunday noon – 8 p.m., Monday – Tuesday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Partners: Louisiana Tech, Grambling State University, ULM


Jan. 20 – Feb. 5: Natchitoches, LA
Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum, 800 Front St. 
Times: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Partners: Northwestern State University, Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum 

 Feb. 7 – Feb. 10: Lake Charles, LA
Lake Charles Civic Center, 900 Lakeshore Dr. 
Times: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Partners: McNeese State University, City of Lake Charles, Ward 3 Marshal Nathan Keller 

Feb. 14 – Feb. 19: Lafayette, LA
Blackham Coliseum, 2330 Johnston St.
Times: TBD
Partners: University of Louisiana at Lafayette

About the Reginald F. Lewis Scholars

The Universities of Louisiana Reginald F. Lewis Scholars Program enhances the collegiate experience of black male students in our System. Specifically, the Reginald F. Lewis Scholars Program will recruit black males and provide educational programs, mentoring opportunities, and co-curricular experiences to improve outcomes.

 

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