Monday, February 22, 2010

African American Heritage Preservation Program Presents: "Past, Present, and Future of Pontchartrain Park"

New Orleans' Preservation Resource Center will be hosting a commemoration and panel discussion on the history, development, renovation, and community of Pontchartrain Park, New Orleans' first African American suburban development. This neighborhood has a rich history and revitalization story, and it has been home to many of New Orleans' major political figures and jazz legends.

Organizations being honored include:
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
Bethany United Methodist Church
St. Gabriel Catholic Church
Pontilly Neighborhood Association
Southern University at New Orleans
Pontchartrain Park Neighborhood Association
Coghill School

Speakers include:
Jacques Morial, senior organizer at the Louisiana Justice Institute and resident of Pontchartrain Park.
David Greenup, developer of the subdivision.
Dr. Lisa Crump, historian of Bethany United Methodist Church.
Gloria Moultrie, of Southern University at New Orleans.
Donna Fricker, historian and PRC board member.
Tommye Myrick, community activist.

Presented by the PRC's African American Heritage Preservation program, chaired by Janie Blackmon and Bridget Carter. For more information, contact Suzanne Blaum at 504.636.3399 or

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