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SUNO hosted its 7th Charles Frye Memorial Lecture with the Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi

NEW ORLEANS (FEB 16, 2023) Southern University at New Orleans’ Center for African and African American Studies (CAAAS), in partnership with the Lyceum at SUNO, hosted the 7th Charles Frye Memorial Lecture on February 16, 2023.  

Chokwe Antar Lumumba, the Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, presented “Governing While Black: The Challenges of Leading Jackson, Mississippi.” 

“Our university has spent the last few years researching and developing strategies to combat the challenges that plague New Orleans, like education attainment, health disparities, employment, income, poverty, and crime. So, we are very honored to have Mayor Lumumba on our campus for this critical conversation,” James H Ammons, Jr., Executive Vice President of the Southern University System and Chancellor of Southern University at New Orleans, said.  


The Charles Frye Memorial Lecture honors the memory of the first full-time director of SUNO’s Center for African and African American Studies, Charles Frye, Ph.D. The Charles Frye Memorial Lecturers are leading scholars, intellectuals, and political pundits. 

Dr. Eddie Glaude, Jr., Marc H Morial, Donna Brazile, Angela A Allen-Bell, State Representative Edmond Jordan, and United States Representative Troy Carter are previous Charles Frye Memorial lecturers.