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African American Heritage Parade rolled Sunday

Posted at 11:08 AM, Mar 17, 2019

The African American Heritage Foundation hosted their annual parade today.

The route has changed a little this year; it began at True Vine Ministries, 1555 West Willow, and ended at Super 1 Foods, which is located at the corner of Willow and Evangeline Thruway.

The theme for this year’s event is, ” Let Freedom Ring: Peace and Unity in the Community.”

The committee is honoring individuals who have made a difference in Cultural, Education/Health, Economics and Politics.

The parade honorees are:
Madonna Broussard
Natasha Leday
Deborah D. McZeal
Brian Seth Mouton
Kendall Stevenson
Ransom H. Wilkins

“The theme this year is let freedom ring and they gotta understand that as an African american within this community we have to continue to tell our stories and encourage our youths for the most part,” said Mouton.

The Parade Marshall will be Hercules Granger, a native of Rayne, along with his grandmother, Mrs Lucille “Mama Keg” Senegal, whose life long work was to bring assistance to the homeless people in the community. Hercules continues this service through the Hope Center. The Hope Center is transitional housing program in that offers residential living for men.

Hercules Granger of J & K Hope Center
Courtesy of African American Heritage Foundation

To read more about the foundation and the honorees, visit the Foundation’s Facebook page by clicking here.