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African American Heritage Foundation hosts Black History Month Kickoff

Let Freedom Ring: Black History, A Heritage of Unshakeable Faith.
Posted at 7:16 PM, Feb 01, 2023
and last updated 2023-02-02 08:55:36-05

Black History Month is now underway.

The African American Heritage Foundation held a kickoff event, Moments in Lafayette Black History, with a goal of honoring the City's history.

The foundation is also hosting a gala on February 25 followed by a parade on the 26.

This year's theme is Let Freedom Ring: Black History, A Heritage of Unshakeable Faith.

Pearly Alfred, Volunteer with the African American Heritage foundation, tells KATC, "we want to show the accomplishments and the success of local African- American citizens here in Lafayette. We are so blessed. We have a wealth of information, here in Lafayette that has gone untold. And that is what we are trying to present during Black History Month."