Four Luminaries to Discuss New Orleans Communities for Black History Month; Kermit to Play

This evening, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Alvar branch of the New Orleans Public Library, four representatives of the deep culture of New Orleans with discuss the complexities and changes in New Orleans communities.  Leading the discussion will be Luther Gray. Gray is the founder of the Congo Square Foundation, the leader of the musical group Bamboula 2000 and the man who spearheaded the effort to place Congo Square on the National Register of Historic Places.  The panel will feature trumpeter James Andrews, poet Mona Lisa Savoy and Ronald Lewis, the leader of the Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club and the founder of the House of Dance and Feathers.  Kermit Ruffins (pictured) will perform and refreshments will be served. The library is located at 913 Alvar Street.

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