HISTORY UNFOLDS

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HAIL TO THE CHIEF 

Where were you when Barack Obama was sworn in as the nation's first African American president? Well, apparently it didn't matter all that much if you traveled all the way to Washington DC or just wandered over to the XU University Center: you got pretty much got to watch history unfold from the same viewpoint. But then who's complaining?

Middle Top Photo Courtesy of Melva Williams
All Other Photos by Irving Johnson III

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THE MONTH IN PICTURES

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Allstate Classic  

XU President Dr. Norman Francis and Dillard President Dr. Marvalene Hughes accept a $50,000 game sponsorship check from Allstate Sugar Bowl representatives (L-R) David Melius, Jim Landis, Ronnie Burns and Mark Romig. Close to 4,500 patrons were on hand at the New Orleans Arena to watch the Gold Rush and Gold Nuggets hand their archrivals a double defeat in the annual Crosstown Classic basketball game.

Photo by Irving Johnson III

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BLACK-JEWISH CONFERENCE 

Institute for Black Catholic Studies director Sr./Dr. Jamie Phelps, O.P., and XU President Norman Francis greet Rebecca Neuwirth, director of the ACCESS: New Generations Program at the American Jewish Committee, and Brother Tyrone Davis, executive director of the Office of Black Ministry of the New York Archdiocese, to campus for the two New York-based groups three-day dialogue on Black-Jewish relations today.

Photo by Irving Johnson III

 

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GREGORY LECTURE 

Lecturing quite unlike anyone else, comedian and leading civil rights activist Dick Gregory, serving as keynote speaker for the 22nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week for Peace celebration, fires up the audience. The event was co-sponsored by Xavier, Dillard, Tulane and Loyola Universities.

Photo by Irving Johnson III

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FROM TRAMPS TO KINGS 

Historian Clarence Becknell '75 points out 1949 Life magazine cover trumpeting the late Louis Armstrong as King of Zulu, part of the “From Tramps to Kings” exhibit now on display through December 2009 at the Louisiana State Museum next to Jackson Square. This impressive display covers the history of Zulu from 1909 to the present via a vast collection of photos, artifacts and costumes.

Photo by Irving Johnson III


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