Rachel L. Emanuel

Rachel L. Emanuel

Rachel L. Emanuel, a more than 30-year veteran public relations professional, is director of communications and development support at the Southern University Law Center.  Emanuel is a documentary filmmaker, author, adjunct professor, and lecturer. Two of her documentaries: “Journey for Justice: the A. P. Tureaud Story,” and “Taking a Seat for Justice: The 1960 Baton Rouge Sit-Ins,” have been recognized in local, state, and national competitions. Her book: A More Noble Cause: A. P. Tureaud and the Struggle for Civil Rights in Louisiana” was published in 2011 by LSU Press. The Shreveport, Louisiana, native earned the bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism and public relations from LSU in Baton Rouge and a doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin. She was nominated to serve on The Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society in 2012 by Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson and serves as co-chair of the Website Committee.