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Contact: Christine Payton Feb. 5, 2007
(337) 482-6397, payton@louisiana.edu
 
Black History Month Celebration at Dupré Library
 
Dupre' Library at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette will host a free program on February 8 at 3 p.m. in the first floor atrium. The theme for the 2007 Black History Month exhibit is Louisiana's Black Heritage: Reflections of History, Culture, and Treasure.

The exhibit and program, which are open to the public, will showcase contributions of African-Americans living and working in Louisiana, both past and present. The program will encourage students to pursue their education and their dreams through determination, dedication, and diligence. A highlight of the program will be Zydeco music performed by arts major Nathan (Lil' Nathan) Williams Jr.

The exhibit, which runs through February 28, features the work of local artist Vergie B. Banks, a graduate of UL Lafayette (formerly University of Southwestern Louisiana). Banks uses the art form cubism to create vibrant, colorful paintings that show daily activities of living, working, and playing in Louisiana.

Banks states that she also enjoys painting pictures that depict the multiculturalism of Louisiana. All first floor display cases contribute to the Black History Month theme.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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