“Carrying on the Dream” Exhibition Opening

Join the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum for the opening of “Carrying on the Dream”. The exhibition opens with a free reception on Friday, Jan. 21 from 5-7 pm. Libations and appetizers will be provided by FLASH and Raising Cane’s.

The University of Louisiana System’s Reginald F. Lewis scholars in partnership with Raising Cane’s are presenting a statewide tour of the exhibit “Carrying on the Dream” which features a rare display of the hearse that carried the body of prominent civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. after his assassination in Memphis on April 4, 1968.
Todd Graves, founder and CEO of Raising Cane’s, led the preservation of the hearse and, through its exhibit, wants to remind Louisianians what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. contributed to society.

Speakers for the opening include Natchitoches Mayor Ronnie Williams, Reginald F. Lewis Scholars Derrick Varnado and Ebenezer Aggrey, NSU Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity member William Roberson, and Dr. Michael T. Snowden Vice President of Inclusion and Diversity at NSU.

The exhibition will be on display from Jan. 20-Feb. 5, 2022.

State regulations require masks in all state museums.
Please visit our website or call (318) 357-2492 for more information.

Free and open to the public.