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Symposium November 15-16 2019

The Iberia African American Historical Society Sponsors Historical Marker Acknowledging 75th Anniversary of Expulsion of Black Doctors and the NAACP in 1944: Two-Day Symposium and Dedication On November 15-16, 2019 The Iberia African American Historical Society (IAAHS) hosted a community-wide symposium in recognition of the 75th anniversary of the 1944 incident that resulted in the violent expulsion of all of ...

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Historic Marker Honors Dr. Emma Wakefield-Paillet

The Iberia African American Historical Society erected a state historical marker in honor of New Iberia native, Dr. Emma Wakefield-Paillet, the first Black woman to earn a medical degree in Louisiana (1897) and to practice medicine in the state. The marker was installed November 3, 2018 in the heart of the historical district of New Iberia, LA on Main Street ...

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