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  • Ville Platte Swears in First African American Mayor

    December 31, 2010 6:37 PM

    It was a day of firsts for the city of Ville Platte. Jennifer Vidrine grew up in the town and never imagined she'd be sworn in as the mayor. She is the first African American and the first female mayor of the city. She said, "it's a very important day... more »
  • First Afican- American Church

    March 22, 2010 7:07 PM

    The Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Church on Pont Des Mouton Road was the first African-American church in the diocese. Some of "The Apostle" movie scenes were filmed there. It will now become part of the Woodlawn Road historic arts district.

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