Maxine Crump, president and CEO of Dialogue on Race Louisiana, will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Aug. 21. Crump, a journalist who was the first black reporter at WBRZ-TV in Baton Rouge and the first African-American female to live in a dormitory at LSU, will discuss the significance of the deadly racial clash in Charlottesville, Virginia, this month. She will also talk about learning in 2016 that some of her ancestors had been sold as slaves in 1838 by Georgetown University.
Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St., in the East and West Baton Rouge Room. Parking is free in the garage off Mayflower Street. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $13 for members and $17 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.