The 1972 Southern University Shooting

Southern University, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is the largest historically Black college in the nation. In 1970, over 10,000 Black students attended the university. Although the school president and most of the administration were Black, the university itself was under the control of the Louisiana … Read MoreThe 1972 Southern University Shooting

George Leon Netterville Jr. (1906-2000)

George Leon Netterville, the controversial President of Southern University, was born in the Ascencion Parish section of Donaldsonville, Louisiana on July 16, 1906. In his youth, he attended the local segregated schools, and received his BA in education from Southern University in 1932, and his … Read MoreGeorge Leon Netterville Jr. (1906-2000)