Rededication and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for the Clarence L. Barney Jr. African American Cultural Center to be Held Sept. 29

09/27/2017
BATON ROUGE – LSU will hold a rededication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Clarence L. Barney Jr. African American Cultural Center on Friday, Sept. 29, at 5:30 p.m. Following the ceremony, the Legends Forum honoring Clarence L. Barney Jr. will take place at 6 p.m. at The Club at LSU Union Square.

Barney Jr. became the first African American to serve as chairman of the LSU Board of Supervisors in 1992. As a result of his leadership and commitment the African American Cultural Center became a reality. A man of impeccable character, Barney was also a member of several other boards, including the Superdome Commission and the Board of Dryades Savings Bank. A tireless advocate for human rights, he was president of the Urban League of Greater New Orleans for more than 30 years, retiring in 1996. He passed away in 2005.

At the May 2017 meeting of the LSU Board of Supervisors, the board approved the naming of the African American Cultural Center as the “Clarence L. Barney Jr. African American Cultural Center.”

For more information on the Clarence L. Barney Jr. African American Cultural Center, visit http://www.lsu.edu/diversity/aacc/.

 

 

Contact Ernie Ballard
LSU Media Relations
225-578-5685
eballa1@lsu.edu