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Living Legend Gala Honoring Maxine Prescott Sarpy

Living Legends Gala Honoring Maxine Prescott Sarpy • Saturday, May 11, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. @ Shreveport Convention Center

NLCRC to Honor Maxine Prescott Sarpy at 2ᴺᴰ Civil Rights Gala

Event May 11, 2024 to benefit North Louisiana Civil Rights Coalition

Shreveport, LA — Maxine Prescott Sarpy, civil rights pioneer from Shreveport, Louisiana, will be honored at a gala at the Shreveport Convention Center on May 11, 2024, benefiting the capital campaign of the North Louisiana Civil Rights Coalition (NLCRC) to restore the old Galilee Baptist Church as the future location of the Galilee Civil Rights Museum.

The 2ᴺᴰ Living Legend Gala will honor Maxine Prescott Sarpy! Maxine Prescott Sarpy, a Caddo Parish iconic Civil Rights leader, and legend, life is a testament of courage, compassion, determination, and passionate leadership in service to others. A nurse and trailblazing Civil Rights leader, she has dedicated her life to fighting for justice and change through love and peace. As a founding member of Blacks United for Lasting Leadership (B.U.L.L.) that initiated change in Shreveport’s city government, she became the first woman to serve on the Shreveport City Council, the first president of the Shreveport Mayor’s Women’s Commission and co-chaired NAACP voter registration campaigns, just to name a few of her many pioneering acts of service. Mrs. Sarpy is also a founder of the NLCRC along with the late Dr. C.O. Simpkins, the late Dr. Harry Blake, and Dr. C.E. McLain as Chairman of the Board.

Join us at the Shreveport Convention Center for an unforgettable evening celebrating the incredible achievements of Maxine Prescott Sarpy. This semi-formal event promises to be a night filled with dinner, music, and heartfelt tributes to a true living legend! Don’t miss out on this special occasion to honor and show appreciation for Maxine Prescott Sarpy’s remarkable contributions that positively impacted the landscape of Shreveport’s Civil Rights history. Get your tickets now and be a part of this memorable event! This benefit supports the continued restoration of Old Galilee Baptist Church–future home of the North Louisiana Civil Rights Museum, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. first spoke in Shreveport, LA!