Carrying on the Dream

Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame & Northwest Louisiana History Museum
800 Front St
Natchitoches, LA 71457
PHONE: (318) 357-2493

Please join us at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History museum for the opening of “Carrying on the Dream”.  The exhibition opens with a free reception on Friday, January 21 from 5:00-7:00 pm.  Libations and appetizers will be provided by FLASH and Raising Cane’s.

The University of Louisiana System’s Reginald F. Lewis scholars in partnership with Raising Cane’s are presenting a statewide tour of the exhibit “Carrying on the Dream” which features a rare display of the hearse that carried the body of prominent civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. after his assassination in Memphis on April 4, 1968.

Todd Graves, founder and CEO of Raising Cane’s, led the preservation of the hearse and, through its exhibit, wants to remind Louisianians what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. contributed to society.

The exhibition will be on display January 20-February 4, 2022.

State regulations regarding masks and physical distancing will be followed.