NATCHITOCHES, LA – Cane River National Heritage Area, Inc. (CRNHA), will host a brown bag lunch and learn lecture entitled, “Blurred Lines: Free People of Color in Louisiana from 1682-1865” on Friday, February 16, 2018 at the Grand Ecore Visitor Center.
CRNHA Heritage Ranger Michael Mumaugh will lead the lecture that examines the unique cultural history of Louisiana’s Free People of Color and their role in shaping the culture of Louisiana and the United States. “When studying the history of America, things are often seen as Black and White. This take on our country’s cultural past excludes the wide range of peoples who make up the tapestry of this nation,” remarked Mumaugh. During the presentation, Mumaugh will shed light on influential events and ideas occurring in Europe and the Caribbean and connect them with regional and local history.
The lecture will be approximately an hour long and held at the Grand Ecore Visitor Center on February 16th from 11:00am-12:00pm. The lecture is free, but space is limited. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own brown bag lunch. Light refreshments will be available. For reservations or questions, contact Cane River NHA at 318-356-5555.
Cane River National Heritage Area, Inc. manages the daily operations and visitor relations of the Grand Ecore Visitor Center in partnership with the US Army Corps of Engineers. The Grand Ecore Visitor Center is a US Army Corps of Engineers site on the J. Bennett Johnston Waterway, a 236-mile segment of Red River extending from Shreveport, Louisiana to the Mississippi River. For information about the US Army Corps of Engineers visit http://www.mvk.usace.army.mil/.