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Center for the Book

Celebrating Readers, Writers and Their Books

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701 N. Fourth St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
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Contact us

Louisiana
Center for the Book

Celebrating Readers, Writers and Their Books

If you are looking for Information on author submission criteria, follow this link or email the Louisiana Book Festival Office with questions concerning author submissions.

SEND US EMAIL
(225) 219 - 9503
Louisiana Center for the Book
701 N. Fourth St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

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Sherry T Broussard
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Sherry T. Broussard is a former classroom teacher and academic librarian and is currently a storyteller and author. Broussard has spent more than thirty years producing programs that highlight the achievements of African Americans. Broussard has produced special programs and exhibits for Black History Month at local and area schools, at the Lafayette Parish Public Library, Progressive Baptist Church, Edith G. Dupre′ Library, Clifton Chenier Center Auditorium and Library, and at the John Lafitte Center.

African Americans in Lafayette and Southwest Louisiana

Images of America: African Americans in Lafayette and Southwest Louisiana sheds a spotlight on some of the heroes and heroines of Southwest Louisiana. This area of the state is especially diverse and includes people who describe themselves as African Americans, Creoles, mulattoes, and blacks. Many people say they have mixed bloodlines that include Native American, African, and French ancestors. Their arts, culture, food, music, and crafts are distinct and rich with flavors of the past and the present. The Creoles and mulattoes, for example, speak the language of Creole, which is described as broken French.

 

11 AM – NOON

House Committee Room 6

Discussion

Picturing Louisiana’s Past

 

12:15 PM – 1 PM

Barnes & Noble Tent

Book Signing