3-parish African-American museum opening Feb 4 in Houma
HOUMA - A segregation-era high school for black students will reopen next month as a museum celebrating African-American history in Terrebonne, Lafourche and St. Mary parishes.
The Courier reports that the Finding Our Roots African American Museum in Houma will be dedicated Feb. 4.
The 9 a.m. ceremony will be followed by a book fair and entertainment at the building once called The Academy.
The museum will open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission is $7.
Finding Our Roots vice president and former parish councilman Alvin Tillman says he and president Margie Scoby both wanted such a museum, and got together last year "and started making things happen."
Galleries will focus on topics such as the Reconstruction era, slavery, segregation and the Civil Rights Movement.
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