Thursday, March 14

Guilbeau Keynote Lecture (No registration required)

6:00 PM, H.L. Griffin Hall 147, University of Louisiana-Lafayette

Dr. LaKisha Simmons, "Black Women's Memories: Monuments, History, and the Louisiana Sugar Plantations of Beyonce's Lemonade"

Friday, March 15

Clifton Chenier Center, 220 W. Willow St

Conference requires FREE registration (please register via the “Registration” tab above

8:30 AM – Coffee and Refreshments

 9:00 AM – Opening Remarks – Louisiana and Representing Slavery

9:05 AM – 10:05 AM Congo Square

Freddi Williams Evans (Author, Independent Scholar, Co-Chair, Committee to Erect Markers on the Slave Trade, New Orleans)

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Legacies of Enslavement

1.     Jonathan Earle (LSU)

2.     Jessica Tilson

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch on your own

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM The 1811 Uprising: Histories

1. Leon Waters (Founder, Hidden History)

2. Ibrahima Seck (Director of Research, Whitney Plantation Museum)

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM The 1811 Uprising: The Reenactment

Dread Scott (Artist)

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Engaging the History of Enslavement in the Present

1.     Phebe Hayes (President, Iberia African American History Society)

2.     Robin McDowell (Fellow, History Design Studio and Ph.D. Candidate, African and African American Studies, Harvard University)

3.     Daphne Thomas (Louisiana teaching/Performing artist)

Saturday, March 16

Tour of Whitney Plantation Museum, led by Dr. Ibrahima Seck.

Tour requires FREE registration (please register via the “Registration” tab above)

Space for this event is very limited due to transportation. Please register ASAP if you are interested.

Departure time from Lafayette 8:30 am (subject to change)

Tour begins at 10:30 am at Whitney Plantation Museum (subject to change)

To download a pdf of the program click here.