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Lunch and Learn Lectures in connection with Hilliard Angola Exhibition
PRESS RELEASE
 
 
From: Friends of the Humanities
Re: Lunch and Learn Lectures in connection with Hilliard Angola Exhibition
Date: February 14, 2019
  
 
Friends of the Humanities and the Hilliard University Art Museum are pleased to announce a Lunch and Learn Lecture Series to be held in conjunction with the Hilliard's exhibition:  Slavery, The Prison Industrial Complex.

On Friday, March 22, Merritt Thomas and Checo Yancy will speak on the history of Angola from a slave plantation to present day.  Yancy served 20 years in Angola before his sentence was commuted.  He now ministers to the spiritual needs of inmates.  Thomas was a classification officer at Angola who is now a tour guide at the Angola Museum.  Thomas and Yancy worked together for 18 years.   On Friday, April 5, Tommy Guilbeau, Paul Hebert and Jim Lambert will speak on Louisiana's Death Row, Angola, and the death penalty.  All three are prominent local attorneys with extensive criminal law experience.  

Both lectures are free and will be held in the Hays Town House at the Hilliard University Art Museum on the 2nd floor from 12:30-1:30 p.m.  Participants should bring a “brown bag” lunch.  Reserve at foh70505@gmail.com with subject line:  Lunch and Learn.

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