New Orleans Public Library

Our Roots Are Our Strength:
Celebrating Black History Month, 2001

Photographs from the
Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration

January 11, 2001

City Librarian Tiana Williams served as Mistress of Ceremonies for the celebration.

Featured speaker Okyeame Haley.

Blair Haley recites an original poem by the late Richard Haley.

Members of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission and honored guests.

The Avery C. Alexander School Choir with director Cheryl Keeler entertains and uplifts.

The Avery C. Alexander School Choir

Blair Haley, G. Okyeame Haley, Nia Haley and Valencia Hawkins.

Avis Brock, granddaughter of Rev. Avery C. Alexander and Clifton Johnson, founder of the Amistad Research Center.

Plaque honoring the late Oretha Castle and Richard Haley.

The cake was donated by Robert's Supermarket

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