LSU alumni group forum honors ‘legends’

The A.P. Tureaud Sr. Black Alumni Chapter of the LSU Alumni Association invites the public to its annual Legends Forum from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday in the LSU Union Atchafalaya Room.

This year, the chapter elected to recognize three "legends":

Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson, first black chief justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court and alumna of the LSU Paul M Hebert Law Center.

Maxine Crump, community activist, journalist and LSU alumna, who was the first black woman to integrate LSU's residence halls.

The late Judge Ralph Tyson, who was chief judge of the U.S. District Court in Baton Rouge and an alumnus of LSU and the LSU Paul M Hebert Law Center.

In addition to honoring the legends, the chapter will have a panel discussion, "Affordable Care Act: A Good Thing for the Black Community?" examining President Barack Obama's landmark legislation and the implications for African Americans, chapter Vice President Rachel Emanuel said in an email.