New Orleans Public Library
Black History Month 2002
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s
Birthday and Holiday
January 17, 2002
New Orleans Public Library's celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, our annual kickoff to Black History Month, was held at the Main Library on January 17.
This year's observance of Black History Month pays tribute to the poet Langston Hughes, on the 100th anniversary of his birth.
The program featured as keynote speaker local actor, journalist and businessman James B. Borders IV and a performance by the McDonogh 35 Senior High School Drama Ensemble.
Here are some photographs from this event.
City Librarian Tiana Williams
Reverend Simmie Lee Harvey
NOPL Board Vice-Chair Sylvia Turner
Keynote speaker James B. Borders IV
A view of the audience
In the following photographs, members of the McDonogh 35 Drama Ensemble perform
This Is for Martin: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr..
Link HERE for a list of performers and contact information for the ensemble.