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Centennial Lecture Series - Leading the Way: Loyola and the Desegregation of New Orleans

Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Contact: Dr. Melanie McKay · · (504) 864-7197

Location: Nunemaker Auditorium, 3rd Floor, Monroe Hall

While much of the south was resisting desegregation in the 1960s, the vigorous advocacy of Loyola students and faculty for social reform and civil rights made the university a model for other New Orleans institutions and for city government.

Panelists Norman Francis, Ph.D., J.D. '55, H'82, one of the first African-American law students at Loyola; former Mayor Moon Landrieu '52, J.D. '54, H'79, H'05; and Edgar "Dooky" Chase III '71, J.D. '83, the university's first African-American student body president, discuss Loyola's leadership role during this turbulent time. The Rev. R. Bentley Anderson, S.J., Ph.D., author of Black, White, and Catholic: New Orleans Interracialism, 1947-1956, will moderate.


  • Academic Affairs
  • Centennial