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“Monumental: Oscar Dunn and His Radical Fight in Reconstruction Louisiana” at the EBR Main Branch Library

June 21

Oscar James Dunn was a New Orleanian born into slavery who became the first Black Lieutenant Governor and later Governor. He was also a radical champion of Civil Rights, particularly with the integration of public schools and during the early Reconstruction years after the Civil Way. Brian K. Mitchell, a living relative of Dunn, has joined other authors to write Monumental, a biography of Dunn’s fascinating life and accomplishments. Mitchell will be joined by Nick Weldon, editor for the Historic New Orleans Collection, for a discussion of their research as part of the libary’s Special Collections Series. 6 pm. Free. ebrpl.com.

7711 Goodwood Boulevard
Baton Rouge


June 21