The Foundation for Historical Louisiana will hold it’s “Bon Anniversaire, Baton Rouge” gala on November 3rd to celebrate the city’s 200th anniversary. Part of the gala will include a photography exhibit with archival photos of Baton Rouge and a few photos that blend the old with the new. I volunteered my time to help Foundation for Historical Louisiana with this exhibit. This is my favorite from the series and it will be on display in the Old Governor's Mansion along with works from other photographers.
The original photograph is Civil Rights Protest, 1961 (courtesy East Baton Rouge Parish Library Digital Archives) and shows a peaceful protest at Liggett’s Drug Store (now Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers) on the corner of Third & Florida in downtown Baton Rouge.
You can get more information about the gala and purchase tickets on the Foundation for Historical Louisiana website and you can get more information about the original photograph from the Library's Baton Rouge Digital Archive.