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Shreveport Déjà News

Shreveport Déjà News In-Person / Online

For many of us, today’s headlines seem overwhelming, as if every day we’re grappling with some new problem. But what if that’s not really true? What if we have contended with some of these issues before? In Northwest Louisiana Archives, we found that, in fact, to be the case. For example, we might be shocked by the exploitation of migrants in Florida and Texas, whose governors are busing asylum seekers to New York or Chicago or Los Angeles to make a political statement. However, they were not the first to do so. Louisiana had its own version, “Reverse Freedom Rides,” in the 1960s. In honor of our 50th anniversary year, Northwest Louisiana Archives will kick off our first in a series of presentations we call “Shreveport Déjà News” by examining Shreveport’s role in the “Reverse Freedom Rides” project of Louisiana Citizens’ Councils, 1961-1963, comparing it with the busing of immigrants by Texas and Florida today.

Registration is not required to attend but encouraged! Register below for the zoom link.



Wednesday, February 21, 2024
11:00am - 12:00pm
Time Zone:
Central Time - US & Canada (change)
Library Classroom (NL 224)
LSU Shreveport
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Abigail DeSoto McCoy

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