Monday, January 20, 2014

'I have a dream' week activities for Shreveport based at CentenaryCollege Jan 21 - 25

Selected activities from the Centenary College-based Dream Week calendar:

Convocation: Dr. Lee Morgan, Professor Emeritus
January 21, 11:10 a.m., Whited Room in Bynum Commons

Lee Morgan will discuss his personal stories of integration in the Shreveport-Bossier area and on Centenary's campus. Archivist Chris Brown will introduce the "Presence of African Americans at Centenary prior to 1956" history exhibit, located in the lobby of Bynum Commons. Lunch with the speaker.

Film Screening: "42"
January 21, 7 p.m.
Robinson Film Center, 617 Texas Street

"42" is a 2013 American biographical sports film written and directed by Brian Helgeland. The film is the story of legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson and Brooklyn Dodgers manager Branch Rickey, who broke Major League Baseball’s color line when he signed Robinson in 1946. Chadwick Boseman stars as Robinson and Harrison Ford plays Branch Rickey.

Dream Week Convocation: "The Unknown Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement"
January 22, 12:00 p.m., Whited Room

Dr. Dana Kress and Dr. Peter Huff lead this conversation about the unsung heroes of the Civil Rights era.

Dream Week Convocation: Ms. Sherricka Fields '05
January 23, 11:10 a.m., Whited Room

Listen to a Centenary alumna discuss her years at Centenary and her current work with the Shreveport Mayor's office.

Lunch with Ms. Fields
January 23, 12:00 p.m., Cafeteria in Bynum Commons

Film Screening: "Race—The Power of an Illusion"
January 23, 7:00 p.m., LSUS University Center Theatre

"Race—The Power of an Illusion," is a three-part PBS documentary mini-series that investigates race in society, science, and history. For directions to the University Center Theatre, visit

Theatre Performance: “Four Little Girls”
January 24, 7:00 p.m., Marjorie Lyons Playhouse

The Mahogany Ensemble Theatre will stage a reading that honors the lives of Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Addie Mae Collins, on the 50th anniversary of the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL. The play takes a look at what every child imagines they want to be when they grow up and dares to examine what it's like to be a child in the most extreme conditions. Admission $5 for the public.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratory Competition
January 25, 1:00 p.m., Marjorie Lyons Playhouse.
Presented by Mahogany Ensemble Theatre in partnership with the City of Shreveport, Shreve Memorial Library System, and Centenary College.

Info: Chris Lavan, Director of Global Engagement, at (318) 869-5542.

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