The Tulane Hullabaloo

Willow Residence Hall renamed Décou-Labat Residence Hall

Dr. Diedre Dumas Labat at ribbon cutting ceremony

Gabe Darley, Contributing Reporter

November 19, 2019

A small but spirited crowd gathered outside of the PJ’s Coffee shop on Willow Street this past Saturday, Nov. 16, to celebrate the dedication of the newly re-named “Décou-Labat Residences.” The name honors Dr. Diedre Dumas Labat and Reynold T. Décou, Sr., the first two African Americans to earn un...