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Troy Sawyer & The Elementz

30th Anniversary & Third Thursday Launch

River Road African American Museum was founded on March 12, 1994 by Kathe Hambrick with the support of her siblings, the late Harold Hambrick, Donald Hambrick and Darryl Hambrick and is now in its third decade of operations. We have seen tremendous efforts and growth in bringing forth the awareness of enslaved Africans' and their descendants' lives in rural Louisiana among the river parishes and also the awareness of those sacred burial sites where they have been forgotten by changing government administrations. 

We will continue the work in preserving, collecting, archiving and narrating the stories and artifacts which give life to the people of Louisiana.

On March 21, 2024, RRAAM celebrated its 30th Anniversary by welcoming new executive director, L'Oréal Evans to the soundfull tunes of Troy Sawyer and the Elementz and with great food by Neauxla Eats. This event was sponsored in part by Blue Cross and Blue Shield Louisiana as the launch of the Third Thursdays series, an initiative designed by the Board of Directors for RRAAM as a revenue stream enabling young professionals the opportunity to engage with industry leaders to discuss everything from community development to career opportunities. This monthly series is housed at the Rosenwald School, the newly opened facility on Williams & Lessard.

Kathe Hambrick

Darryl Hambrick

Regina Bergeron

Third Thursdays guest enjoying live music

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