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Posted on: May 31, 2022

SML & NLCRC Present 3-Part Virtual Restitution Series May 31 - June 28

SML & NLCRC Present 3-Part Virtual Restitution Series May 31 - June 28

Shreve Memorial Library Main Branch and Jeri Hilt of the North Louisiana Civil Rights Coalition (NLCRC) will present a three-part virtual series entitled, “Restitution Series: Repatriating African And Indigenous Ancestral-Human Remains,” beginning Tuesday, May 31. The virtual programs will take place via Zoom with discussions starting at 6:00 p.m. Participation is free and open to the public; however, registration is required.

The three-part series, led by Jeri Hilt, will explore the international resurgence in the longstanding calls for the repatriation of African treasures and human remains, which is often credited to French President Emmanuel Macron’s 2017 speech. Hilt will discuss the reasons that sacred objects and objects of sovereignty have been returned before human remains, examining the roles of governmental, educational and historical institutions such as museums have played in the repatriation of human remains.

The virtual discussions will take place as scheduled below. Each discussion will be held via Zoom and will begin at 6:00 p.m. Links to each presentation are included below.

The Restitution Series is presented by the Shreve Memorial Library Main Branch, located at 424 Texas Street, in partnership with the North Louisiana Civil Rights Coalition (NLCRC). The NLCRC provides educational research, collection of civil rights data and collaboration with high schools, higher education, government, churches and other community organizations. For more information about the NLCRC, please visit

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