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Library Community Outreach



April is National Poetry Month! 



National Poetry Month was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. Over the years, it has become the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture.



Please come out and support this DU students National Poetry Month Event!



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National Women's History Month feauring the Women of Dillard University 




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Thank you for supporting our book talk last night, April 12, 2018, with Dr. Jeroen Dewulf of UC Berkeley and Dr. Eva Baham of DU!  His book: From the Kingdom of Kongo to Congo Square. @jkdewulf @du1869 @ywpage @MsThesaurus1 @KnowNOLATours #DUSocialSciences @duhumanities


Additional pictures from this event can be found @:



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"Well I don't know what will happen now. We've got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn't matter with me now, because I've been to the mountaintop."
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


April 4, 2018, marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's assassination, yet his legacy lives on. Come join the Dillard University Library and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Beta Phi Chapter to remember the legacy of a revolutionary man, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.




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2018 black history month exhibit




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A complete set of pictures from the Dillard University Bleu Devils Historical Walk, created by DU Library Archivist John Kennedy, can be found at:


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A complete set of pictures from the Dillard University Library New Orleans Black Creole Cuisine 300 Years of the Black Hand in the Pot Lecture by Ms. Zella Palmer, Chair of the Ray Charles Program in African American Material Culture at Dillard University, can be found at: 


Photos courtesy of Mr. Malik Bartholomew, Library Access Services and Student Workers Supervisor. 



Pictures from "Black Health Matters" Panel Discussion on Thursday, February 15, 2018,

6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. The event was hosted by graduating senior, Chalsey Blanchard, and the Dillard University KB Psychology Club. More pictures from the event can be found at: 




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David "Big Dave" Baker, Sr. 




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Mr. David "Big Dave" Baker, Sr., was a Dillard University employee in the Facilities department. Big Dave was a hard worker, a family man and a gentle giant. David and his team were responsible for ensuring that our campus equipment was moved and set up properly for all campus events. Whenever anyone called on "Big Dave", he was right there without hesitation to make sure everyone's space and event was set up properly. David will be truly missed and will always be stamped in the heart of Dillard University.



A memorial walk organized by the Dillard University Library and tree dedication organized by Dillard University Facilities, was held in David's honor on Monday, February 5, 2018, on Dillard University's campus (see pictures above). 






Pictures from “Take Back the Night” Annual Chalk the Walk and Open Mic Poetry Slam in Recognition of Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Month Tuesday, October 24, 2017,

6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 




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More information about “Take Back the Night” events can be found at:



Instagram: TBTNola

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Hashtag: #TBTNola


Pictures from the Will W. Alexander Library Local Artist, Dianne M. “MiMi” Baquet, Art Exhibit and Opening Reception


Monday, October 23, 2017, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.



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To obtain more information about Ms. Baquet’s opening exhibit and reception, please contact her at: 504-421-5195. She can also be reached by email at: 


Pictures from Dillard University English Professors & Authors Book Signings and Presentations

September 19, 2017



Dr. Nancy Dixon
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 John Pult
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Dr. Nayita Wilson
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Organizer: Dr. Mona Lisa Saloy, Author, Folklorist
Conrad N. Hilton Endowed Professor & Coordinator, for additional information.


Twitter: @redbeansista


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Pictures from One Book, One New Orleans Open Mic / Spoken Word event in recognition of  New Orleans born author and poet Clint Smith's book of Poetry, Counting Descent” . The event took place on September 30, 2017, in the Dillard University Library.


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Clint Smith is a writer, teacher, and Ph.D. Candidate at Harvard University. He is a 2014 National Poetry Slam champion, a 2017 recipient of the Jerome J. Shestack Prize from the American Poetry Review, and has received fellowships from Cave Canem and the National Science FoundationHis writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Guardian, and The New Republic and he has delivered two popular TED Talks, The Danger of Silence & How to Raise a Black Son in America. His debut collection of poems, Counting Descent, was published in 2016 by Write Bloody Publishing. It won the 2017 Literary Award for Best Poetry Book from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association and was a finalist for an NAACP Image Award. 




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