38. We finished talking to Dr. Reginald Owens, who was a student at Louisiana Tech during the early days of integration and the first African-American editor of the Tech Talk, Tech's student newspaper. Now he has come full circle, having returned to Tech as the head of the Journalism Department. He is also the director of the news bureau at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston. He is an associate professor and holds the F. Jay Taylor Endowed Chair of Journalism. He teaches news writing, media and culture, advertising, public relations and civic journalism. He also works with The Tech Talk student newspaper and Lagniappe student yearbook. Research interests include the social history of the African-American press, race and diversity in the media, and African-American tourism.
- This week in Louisiana history. February 8, 1898 Grandfather clause enacted for anti-voting purposes.Louisiana the first state to enact it. If your ancestor voted in 1867 or before, you didn't have to take tests or pay poll taxes.
- This week in Louisiana. February 15, 2014
Fasching Karneval & Parade
Minden, LA 71058
Celebrating our German Heritage! "Fasching" is the German version of Mardi Gras. Karneval activities 10am until dark. Parade at 2:00pm. Enjoy German food, music, vendors and fun.
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