Lafayette Consolidated Government hosted a Black History Month kickoff event.
The event was held at the LCG atrium on University Avenue.
City officials recognized and honored local community members, including 20-23 Black History Month honorees.
Along with a performance by Nathan Williams.
Mayor-President, Josh Guillory, told KATC, "It gives me a lot of hope to see our younger generation, to see again someone that just celebrated their 100th birthday. To know how far we've come as a community. To know how far we've come as a country. To know how far we've come again as humanity, as just humans. As God's children. It's very moving."