Shameir Edwards

Production Assistant

Shameir Edwards is a senior at the University of Louisiana Monroe majoring in Communication with a minor in Spanish. Raised in Jonesville, Louisiana for the majority of her life, Shameir moved to Monroe in 2015 to begin her studies at ULM.

Shameir plans to graduate in the Fall of 2018 and intends to pursue her Master’s degree while working for her town’s local newspaper.

In her free time, Shameir enjoys exercising, shopping and spending time with her friends and family.

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Born in Tallulah, Louisiana, Blues guitarist and songwriter, Blind Joe Reynolds recorded eight songs with Paramount Records and Victor Records.  Reynolds was given the nickname “Blind Joe” after losing both of his eyes from a shotgun blast following an altercation.

Although left blind, Reynolds remained outspoken and candid by often using his music as a tool to speak out against societal injustices.

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Blues legend and pianist Ivory Joe Hunter was a Monroe, Louisiana resident for several decades. With over 7,000 songs written, Hunter’s “Since I Met You Baby” and “Blues at Sunrise” gave him instant success in the 1950's. Born in Kirbyville, Texas, Hunter began his journey to stardom by recording his first song with Alan Lomax for the Library of Congress in 1933.