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Photos: Celebrating Week for Peace

January 21, 2011 3:45 AM
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Tracey Odonnell
  

Ruby Bridges, known for being the first to integrate an all-white school in New Orleans at the age of six, accepts the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's convocation.

'Tanvi

Tulane President Scott Cowen presents a community service award to Tanvi Shah, a junior and dedicated volunteer with Swim 4 Success, which offers free swimming lessons to local youth; the Desmond Project that serves meals to the homeless; and A's and Aces, where she tutors and teaches tennis.

'MLK

Members of the MLK Consortium Choir raise their voices to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. The convocation was part of a week-long calendar of events.

'Ruby

Ruby Bridges, known for being the first to integrate an all-white school in New Orleans at the age of six, accepts the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's convocation.

'Nikki

Poet and activist Nikki Giovanni speaks at the event. The author of 30 books for adults and children, Giovanni is a University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech.

'Roussel

In the Roussel Hall Auditorium at Loyola, audience members react to Giovanni's words that challenged them to rise above racism.