Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Chep Morrison: Reconnecting New Orleans and Latin America

October 9th, 2014
5:45 PM

Location
The Old US Mint
400 Esplanade Ave.

In Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month the 2nd Thursday Lecture Series at the Louisiana State Museum will present a talk entitled “Chep Morrison: Reconnecting New Orleans and Latin America” by Robert Gray Freeland

Four times mayor of New Orleans, Morrison was probably the best-known US citizen in Latin America in his day. As a Mayor interested in expanding international trade, he created a distinct Latin flavor in his efforts. As Ambassador of the Organization of American States (OAS), Morrison played an important part in the Kennedy Administration implementation of a Good Neighbor policy and the Alliance for Progress. Join in the discussion on how Chep Morrison brought Latin America to New Orleans, adding a new culture to an old melting pot.

Robert Gray Freeland retired from the American Express Company where he was an executive in the Latin America and Caribbean Division. A graduate of Tulane University, Freeland is the past president of the Louisiana State Museum volunteer organization Friends of the Cabildo, and president of the Tour Guides Association of Greater New Orleans.

Admission is free.

For more information visit the museum website.

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