Come join us for a day of educational, hands-on activities exploring Black history in Louisiana. Bring your friends and family to enjoy your local museum at the discounted rate of $5 per person; admission is FREE for members and children under six years old.
Learn about the Baton Rouge sit-ins, Ruby Bridges, and civil rights in Louisiana. Tour the Capitol Park Museum's Civil Rights exhibition and learn about Louisiana's role in national history.
9:30 a.m. | Bike Ride from museum to Old South Baton Rouge
10:30 a.m. | Ruby Bridges activity and gallery tour FOTCPM. Painting analysis – Norman Rockwell, “The Problem We All Live With.”
11:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. | Story Time with East Baton Rouge Parish Library
Ruby Bridges Goes to School by Bridges, Opening the Road: Victor Hugo and His Green Book by Dawson, The First Step: How One Girl Put Segregation on Trial by Goodman, and Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family's Fight for Desegregation by Tonatiuh
12:00 p.m. | Baton Rouge Sit Ins activity
1:00 p.m. | Robin White Clark – Historic 1953 Baton Rouge Bus Boycott and segregation activity.