Dr. Roudanez, Le Musee de f.p.c., New Orleans, African-American museum, Creole, free people colorLe Musée de f.p.c. and McKenna Publishing, Co. invite you to join in a celebration of African American history as we gear up for the sesquicentennial celebration (150th anniversary) of the original New Orleans Tribune, the country’s first Black daily newspaper, first published in 1864 by physician, civil rights activist and free man of color Dr. Louis Charles Roudanéz. Other partners of this two-day event include: The Louisiana Weekly, Data News Weekly, The River Road African American Museum, LA Creole, and The Louisiana Public History Forum.


A weekend-long series of events are planned for July 19-20 and will feature seminars, panel discussions, a champagne brunch and more.

Schedule of Events:

Saturday, July 19, 2014
9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Dillard University
John George’s Auditorium

Lecture: Marc Roudané, Dr. Charles Roudanéz’s great-great-grandson.
Panel: The Genesis of the Black Press 
              Presenters: Barbara Trevigne, Dr. Laura Rouzan and Jari Honora.
Panel: Contemporary Black Owned Media, Their Mission and Issues They Face.
              Presenters: James Borders, founding editor of the modern New Orleans
Tribune; Anitra Brown, editor, The New Orleans Tribune; Renette Dejoie Hall,
publisher, The Louisiana Weekly and Terry Jones, publisher Data News Weekly.

Sunday, July 20, 2014
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Champagne, Beignets & Tour
Le Musée de f.p.c.
2336 Esplanade Ave.
New Orleans, LA

On view, the inaugural edition of The New Orleans Tribune, 1864.

Unveiling of oil portrait of Dr. Louis Charles Roudanéz by renowned artist Ulrick Jean Pierre.

Exhibit highlighting Black newspapers of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries in New Orleans.

A musical, Le Coeur Creole, featuring Bruce Barnes, Matthew Hampsey, Leroy Etienne and Michael Harris.

An exhibit by Jose Torres-Tama: New Orleans Free People of Color & Their Legacy, an Ogden Museum of Southern Art Traveling Exhibition, with funding from the Joan Mitchell Foundation.

Original essays read by Students at the Center.

Continue to check the website for updates on this and other special events and exhibitions at Le Musée de f.p.c. You can also visit www.theneworleanstribune.com to learn more about Dr. Louis Charles Roudanéz.

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