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Ed Pratt, Southern University Centennial (2014)

The Press Club



Genre: Public Affairs, News, Speech

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-02-24

Duration: 00:25:18

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Pratt, Edward | Southern University and A & M College | History | HIGHER EDUCATION | Clark, Joseph Samuel, 1871-1944 | Civil Rights | SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY RIOTS


  • Pratt, Ed Speaker


A speech by Ed Pratt before the Baton Rouge Press Club on February 24, 2014. Pratt is the Director of Media Relations for Southern University. He discusses: the 100th anniversary of the Baton Rouge campus of Southern University; the history of the Baton Rouge campus, including J.S. Clark, the school’s first president, the Civil Rights era, and the death of two students during the 1972 campus protests; the increase in student enrollment following several years of declining enrollment; the increase in international students; the Centennial celebration; fundraising opportunities; and the Chancellor’s Scholarship Fund.