City is set to host the NAACP's regional conference. The three day event kicks off Thursday.
Some of the highlights include a public hearing called "Crime in the Black Community" at 4:30pm. A Gospel Extravaganza will take place at 6:30 Thursday night. Both are free to the public.
Saturday the organization's national president Benjamin Jealous will speak at a Freedom Fund Dinner at 7pm at the Shreveport Convention Center. Individual tickets are $60.
500 students and adults from five states will be in town for the conference.