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OSBR Site Shares McKinley High School Oral Histories Online

The Old South Baton Rouge Community Dreaming website is including several of the Center’s interviews that belong to the McKinley High School Oral History series.    Select interviews from the collection are available via OSBR for audio streaming and patrons can read along with

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Reverend T.J. Jemison, Baton Rouge Civil Rights Advocate, Remembered

The Reverend Theodore Judson “T.J.” Jemison, civil rights advocate and one of the prime leaders of the Baton Rouge Bus Boycott, passed away on November 15, 2013, at the age of 95.   Rev. Jemison came to Baton Rouge in 1949

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“People Rode Free by Day and Paid for it at Night:” How the Baton Rouge Community Influenced Martin Luther King, Jr.

EPISODE 5   (26:45) On January 18 we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. In observance of this holiday, the Center would like to honor his memory as well as explore the role that Baton Rouge citizen activism played in King’s

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