The Louisiana Center for the Book in the State Library of Louisiana welcomes Dr. Everett D. Gibsonto help celebrate Black History Month with a free program at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 16, in the State Library’s Seminar Center.
He will discuss his book, A Portrait of Southern University: History, Achievements, and Great Football Traditions, which provides a history of Southern University, profiles of graduates and their families, and a description of the football program from its inception to present day. Also highlighted are the Bayou Classic and the Jaguar Nation including the Human Jukebox Marching 235 and the Dancing Dolls.
State Librarian Rebecca Hamilton says, “We are pleased to welcome Dr. Gibson back to the State Library after his appearance at the Louisiana Book Festival in October,” and Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser echoes the sentiment, adding that Dr. Gibson’s “teaching experience and knowledge of historic sports events at Southern University make him an ideal speaker on the subject.”
Registration is not required for this free event. Attendees are invited to bring brown bag lunches and come and go as their schedules allow. Books will be available for purchase from the author.
The Louisiana Center for the Book was established in the State Library of Louisiana in 1994 for the purpose of stimulating public interest in reading, books and libraries. For more information, visit www.state.lib.la.us.
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