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LSU African American Cultural Center to Hold Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony on May 3

05/02/2013 11:26 AM

BATON ROUGE – The LSU African American Cultural Center will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. tomorrow to officially open its new facility, located on campus at 3 Union Square in the same building as the Barnes & Noble at LSU, the new Women’s Center and the new parking garage.


The keynote speaker for the ribbon-cutting ceremony will be Donald R. Cravins Jr., the chief of staff for U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu. An LSU alumnus, Cravins was the Student Government vice president when the original African American Cultural Center was established. In addition to Cravins, speakers will include Katrice Albert, vice provost of Equity, Diversity and Community Outreach at LSU, and Stuart Bell, executive vice chancellor and provost at LSU. Several past coordinators and managers of the LSU African American Cultural Center will also be present for the ribbon-cutting celebration.


The original LSU African American Cultural Center was dedicated on Jan. 17, 1993, on Raphael Semmes Road in the same location as the new African American Cultural Center. The original center replaced the Harambeé House, the first meeting place specifically for African American Students that was founded in 1972 and located in the old Christian Science building.


For information about the LSU African American Cultural Center, please contact LaKeitha Poole, coordinator for African American Student Affairs, at or 225-578-1627, or visit

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