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AARP Louisiana Celebrates Black History Month

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February is Black History Month, and we have a number of events planned to honor and acknowledge the contributions and accomplishments of African Americans. We'd love for you to join us at one of these FREE events.

National WWII Museum Black History Month Programming Sponsored by AARP Louisiana

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AARP Louisiana has partnered with the National WWII Museum to highlight stories of service during Black History Month. The Museum’s virtual and in-person programs are sponsored by AARP Louisiana and will feature discussions and a film screening on African American wartime contributions by leading scholars, historians, and educators. Virtual programs will be broadcast live and also available for on-demand viewing on the Museum’s YouTube channel. See details below.

Film Screening: Reel History: "Carmen Jones"
Date: Tuesday, February 15
Time: Doors open at 5:30 p.m. presentation and screening at 6 p.m.
Location: National World War II Museum (This is a free, in-person event.)
Register: CLICK HERE

Student Webinar: The 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion: The African American Heroes of the D-Day Invasion
Date: Thursday, February 17, 12 p.m.
Time: 12 p.m.
Register: CLICK HERE

Historical Significance of New Orleans’ Black Mardi Gras: A Celebration of Culture & Community

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You don’t need to leave home to experience the richness of Black Mardi Gras.  Join AARP New Orleans’ the Historical Significance of New Orleans’ Black Mardi Gras: A Celebration of Culture & Community, a four-night virtual event hosted by Emmy award-winning journalist and broadcaster Monica Pierre February 21-24. See details below.

Black Mardi Gras Carnival Krewes Pt. I: Zulu and the Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale
Date: Monday, February 21
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Register: CLICK HERE

Black Mardi Gras Carnival Krewes Pt. 2: NOMTOC and the Krewe of Athena
Date: Tuesday, February 22
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Register: CLICK HERE

Mardi Gras Culture Bearers and Walking Groups
Date: Wednesday, February 23
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Register: CLICK HERE

Costumes & Fashion of Black Mardi Gras
Date: Thursday, February 24
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Register: CLICK HERE

To learn more about Black History Month events happening at AARP CLICK HERE.

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