Earnest Gaines to Attend Lusher Charter Middle School’s Black History Assembly

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Contact: Jenny Cromer 504-304-3961 or Heather Harper 504-289-0499

Author Ernest Gaines to Attend Lusher Charter Middle School’s Black History Assembly

WHAT: Lusher Charter Middle School will hold a Black History Assembly with speaker Ernest Gaines, celebrated author of “A Lesson Before Dying.” Students will enjoy musical performances and participate in a Q & A with Mr. Gaines.
Certificate of Artistry Jazz Band performance
Middle School Chorus – “Follow the Drinking Gourd”
Q & A with Speaker Ernest Gaines 
Middle School Chorus – “Lift Every Voice and Sing” (Entire Middle School will join in)

WHEN: Wednesday, February 27, 12:45pm

WHERE: Lusher Charter School 5624 Freret St. New Orleans, LA 70115
P. 504.304.3960
WHY: Ernest Gaines was born on a plantation in Pointe Coupee Parish near New Roads, Louisiana, which is the Bayonne of all his fictional works. He is a writer-in-residence emeritus at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Gaines received a MacArthur Fellowship in 1993 for his lifetime achievements; was named a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, one of France’s highest decorations, in 1996; and was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2004. He and his wife, Dianne, live in Oscar, Louisiana.

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