Herreast Harrison talks about the Big Chief Donald Harrison, Sr Book Club and founding The Guardians Institute.
Location: Courtyard, Frederick Douglass High School, St Claude Avenue, New Orleans, during the 10 24 2009 Upper 9th Ward Farmer's Market organized weekly by The Renaissance Project
Shot by Crystal Kile for Sophielab with personal Flip Ultra HD camera
From the event flyer:
The Guardians Institute Presents a Jazz Awareness Month
Community Sankofa Saturday and Big Chief Donald Book Distribution
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Upper Ninth Ward Farmers’ Market
Frederick Douglass High School
3800 St. Claude Ave (Corner Pauline)
Book giveaway for children (Free books!!)
Children’s Make and Take Second Line Umbrella and
(First Come, First Served)
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Second Line Dance Contest featuring the
Tremè Brass Band
3:00 – 3:30
Herreast J. Harrison established the Big Chief Donald Harrison, Sr. Book Club in memory of her late husband, who read more than 40 books a year, gave books as gifts, and always
encouraged young people to read.
Big Chief Donald Harrison, Sr. (January 27, 1933 – December 1, 1998)
The Guardians Institute -- including the Big Chief Donald Harrison, Sr Book Club -- is supported by the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Big Easy Foundation, Jonathan Demme and part by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council. The grant is administered through the Arts Council of New Orleans.
For more information, or to support the work of The Guardians Institute, please contact Cherice Harrison-Nelson at QueenReesie@aol.com.
In the latest chapter in the ongoing collaboration between The Guardians Institute and the Newcomb College Institute, Cherice Harrison-Nelson and Herreast (Mrs. Donald Sr) Harrison are Visiting Scholars/Artists/Community Leaders at Newcomb College Center for Research on Women at Tulane University during Fall 2009.
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