New Orleans Public Library
African American Resource Center

Black History Month 2009
Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration
January 14, 2009

At the New Orleans Public Library kickoff for Black History Month -- the Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration. From left: Rev. Norwood Thompson, Martin Luther King Holiday Planning Commission Co-Chair; Rev. Clarence Bickham, Southern Christian Leadership Council; Dr. Lynette Causey, board member, NOPL; Valencia Hawkins, Associate Director, New Orleans Public Library; New Orleans Councilwoman, Cynthia Willard Lewis, keynote speaker; Rev. Abraham McFarland, Chairman, NOPL Black History Committee.

The dance and drum ensemble Ivoire Spectacle from Côte d'Ivoire in West Africa performed their authentic traditional African rhythms.

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