November 10 through December 12, 2012
Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
Free and open to the public
Reverend Samson "Skip" Alexander, a historian and photographer, presents his photo exhibit, "Eyewitness to History - As Seen by Rev. Samson 'Skip' Alexander," sharing astonishing photos, dating as far back as 1908. He was there when the Southern Christian Leadership Conference was founded in New Orleans. He was at the Lorraine Motel when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. He was in attendance when Dutch Morial was sworn in as the first African American mayor of the City of New Orleans. Experience his birds-eye view of the desegregation struggles. Visit his snapshots of history which include photos of Mahalia Jackson, Morris F.X. Jeff, the desegregation of Ole Miss, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Chink Henry together at New Zion Baptist Church, Civil Rights images in Selma, Birmingham, Montgomery, Memphis, and more. Exhibit hours are 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. daily, except when an event is taking place in the gallery. Groups are welcome. Call (504) 569-9070.