An Afternoon with Author and Politician: Keith Ellison

Art has one of the greatest impacts for social change and Keith Ellison, just like several of the artists in the “Soul of the South” exhibit, is an advocate for social change.

Join the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum on Saturday, August 5 from 2-3 pm as author Keith Ellison discusses the fight for social justice played out though the George Floyd trial in his book “Break the Wheel” and the folk artists work in the “Soul of the South” exhibit.  Artists of color for centuries have expressed cries for social justice.  There is a direct correlation between the energy behind “Break the Wheel” and social justice advocates expressing themselves through folk art.

The first 100 attendees will received a complimentary book sponsored by the Ben D. Johnson Educational Center.

The author is a descendent of Luis Metoyer, who established Melrose Plantation in 1796.  His mother Clida Martinez grew up on Cane River and Ellison spent his childhood summers between Clouterville and Natchitoches.

Free and open to the public.

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