It’s That Special Time of the Year! GiveNOLA Day!

The Amistad Research Center will be participating in GiveNOLA Day on May 5, 2015! Hosted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation, GiveNOLA Day is a one-day, online giving event to inspire people to give generously to the nonprofit organizations that make our region a stronger and more thriving community for all. It’s our day to come together as one! Every dollar donated from midnight to midnight on May 5th will be increased with additional “lagniappe” dollars provided by the Greater New Orleans Foundation and our generous GiveNOLA Day sponsors. Last year, GiveNOLA raised $2.25 million dollars from 19,000+ donors around the nation. This year, the Foundation’s goals are to raise $3 million from 25,000+ donors!

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Pictured below is little Miss Bernadine McGee presenting Dr. Joseph A. Hardin with a beautiful “loving cup” in recognition of the many services he rendered to the New Orleans community. Miss McGee represented the Children’s Civic League at an event held at the Phyllis Wheatley Home on Jackson Avenue, February 18, 1929. By receiving this award, Dr. Hardin was being honored for the work he did throughout the 1920s as an instrumental force behind the erection of the new Valena C. Jones Elementary School in the Seventh Ward of New Orleans and as president of the Seventh Ward Civic League. 


Bernadine McGee presenting an award to Dr. Joseph Hardin.

Image from the James Hardin papers. Not to reproduced without permission.


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