“Here’s to You, Mr. Tureaud!”
SCLHS Helps Honor the Legacy of A. P. Tureaud, Sr.
On September 6, 2013, Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson and Professor Paul Baier were among the guests at a Pre-Tribute Wine and Cheese Reception, which recognized reunion sponsors preceding the sold-out production, “Here’s To You, Mr. Tureaud!” the opening event of the LSU A. P. Tureaud Sr. Black Alumni Chapter’s 2013 Reunion Celebration, held in The Gallery of the Manship Theatre, at the Shaw Center for the Arts in Baton Rouge.
The reception provided an opportunity for sponsors, such as The Louisiana Supreme Court Historical Society, to meet Tureaud Chapter members, LSU Alumni Association staff, members of the Reunion Executive Planning Committee, LSU administrators, distinguished alumni, and production performers. Dr. Charlie Roberts, executive director of the LSU Alumni Association, and Rachel L. Emanuel, reunion celebration chairperson and SCLHS board member, welcomed the reception participants, thanked the sponsors, and gave special recognition to A. P. Tureaud, Jr.
Marking the 60th anniversary of A. P. Tureaud, Jr., the first black undergraduate to enroll at LSU, the A. P. Tureaud Sr. Black Alumni Chapter sought to recognize and celebrate the history of breaking the color barrier at LSU capturing six decades of the legacy of A. P. Tureaud, Sr.