Reconstruction in Louisiana

Ice Cream Party 5
Tuesday, September 19th 2023
Doors open at 5:30 P.M., talk begins at 6:00 P.M.
All Ages

Historian Dr. Charles Vincent is set to deliver an insightful talk on the often-overlooked period of Reconstruction in Louisiana and its impact on the Black community.

Dr. Charles Vincent, a distinguished history professor in American history with a specific focus on the Reconstruction era, will provide a comprehensive lecture of this pivotal time in the state's history. His talk will delve into the challenges, triumphs, and evolving dynamics experienced by the Black community in Louisiana as they navigated the complex landscape of societal change following the Civil War.

Guests will have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the struggles faced by Black communities during Reconstruction, from the efforts to secure civil rights and political representation to the pursuit of economic empowerment and social progress. Through his research and storytelling, Dr. Vincent will shed light on the lives of individuals who played crucial roles in shaping the course of history during this transformative era.

The event is free and open to the public.

This program is funded under a grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.