Check out Our African American Legacy – your Library’s newest site designed especially for exploring and sharing content pertaining to the African American Legacy of East Baton Rouge Parish. This is a site we’ve put together just for you—and it’s more than just an overview of our African American community. It is one of few places where you can delve right into this rich legacy from your chair. Peruse our historical timeline, brief biographies of important individuals and places, and check back often to view our evolving photo gallery, which includes both ours and shared collections. We also keep you informed of the print and audio/visual resources that you can access at your library.
Use Our African American Legacy as a way to share photos, clippings, and other items from your own personal scrapbook. Have something to say? Propose relevant topics or talk about Baton Rouge African American history in our discussion forum, Talk Back. And make sure to visit the Photo Gallery, where we will continue to add photos as we receive them. In some cases we will need your help to identify the people and places pictured. So, go ahead, click on the link provided and begin exploring Our African American Legacy. It’s a great place to find out more about this wonderful parish we are all proud to call home!