“On Dec. 1,1955, our freedom movement came alive, and because of Rosa Parks we don’t ride in the back of the bus anymore.”
When asked, “What does Black History Month mean to you?” Tiffany White reminisced on her childhood as she recited this line from the Neville Brothers song “Sister Rosa.”
“It is exciting to think how one person can make such a difference,” she said.
Ribbon cutting ceremonies were held May 21 for The Avenue Christian Bookstore/JC Penney Catalog Store located in the Graham Shopping Center. The ceremony was sponsored by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.
“Words matter. You have to connect with people before you can communicate, persuade, understand, inform, influence and much more.”
That was the message presented to 266 new Louisiana Tech University graduates by keynote speaker Reginald Owens during the school’s 317th commencement ceremony held Thursday morning at the Thomas Assembly Center.
The Dixie Center for the Arts will play host to modern-day Renaissance man Bobby Bridger at 7 p.m. tonight.
Bridger’s artwork has been on display in the lobby of the Dixie.
John Emory, president of the Dixie board of directors, said Bridger blends American history and theater to bring historical characters to life through song, and to demonstrate unique perspectives of the great Euro-American westward migration, American mythology, the plains Indians and the development of American culture during this time.