Rangers Celebrate Black History Month with Outreach Programs
NATCHITOCHES - In honor of Black History Month staff from Cane River Creole National Historical Park presented outreach programs at every Head Start classroom within Natchitoches Parish. Park Rangers read aloud the children's biography of Clementine Hunter, "Art from the Heart". After the story, students attempted to create their own piece of original art, using Clementine's unique style.
Park staff is available to present outreach programs to schools, church groups, or any other type of organization. The programs can cover a variety of topics which relate to the in park's interpretive themes. If you are interested in hosting an outreach program, please call Nathan Hatfield at 318 356-8441.
Did You Know?
As textile mills in the north increased their demand for cotton, the use of enslaved labor increased in cotton-growing plantations such as Oakland and Magnolia. In this way the industrial revolution in the northern states encouraged the expansion of the plantation labor systems of the south.