Integration

10:16am

Tue January 21, 2014
Local

Centenary College's historian recalls stories of integration in Shreveport

Centenary College's historian Lee Morgan taught at the college for 44 years, and provides a first-hand account of integration at the college.

Dream Week is underway at Centenary College. The programs are designed to honor the legacy and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Centenary’s historian and emeritus professor of English, Lee Morgan, spoke Tuesday about integration in Shreveport and on Centenary’s campus. He taught at the college for 44 years, and called it an "island of liberalism" in a conservative city. The first African Americans didn’t enroll until 1965, but he said, it could have happened much earlier.

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