About/Awards/Memberships/Creative Works/ Etc.

Civic: Board Member, Amistad Research Center (1981-Present); Secretary of the Board Member, Liberty Bank and Trust (1980-Present); Amistad Research Center, (1970-Present); President and Chair, “I’ve Known Rivers,” Afro-American Pavilion, Louisiana World Exposition (1982-1985); Board Member, Amistad Research Center; Chairman, Louis Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp

Creative Works: Author, Memoir, “Witness to Change: From Jim Crow to Political Empowerment” (2015); Executive Producer, “A House Divided” (1987); Speaker, Memoir, Numerous Universities, Graduate Seminars at Tulane University

Memberships: Board of Trustees, Advocates for Science and Mathematics (2005-2018); International Women’s Forum leadership Foundation; International Women’s Forum; Affiliated Louisiana Women’s Forum; The Links, Inc.; Youth and the Arts National Committee; HMO Louisiana, Inc. and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Louisiana; Public Law Center; PICO National Network; Southern Institute for Education and Research

Awards: Martin Luther King Lifetime Achievement Award; Women of Power Award, National Urban League; ALIOT Award, Faulkner Society; New Orleans Legend Award, City of New Orleans; Louisiana Legend Award, Louisiana Public Broadcasting; Ben Smith Award, ACLU of Louisiana; Numerous Awards for Memoir

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