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Parish Celebrates Black History Month with Community Leader Interviews, Feb 28

Friday February 28, 2020 06:30 pm - 2588 Views - Posted By Terrebonne Parish
Parish Celebrates Black History Month with Community Leader Interviews, Feb 28

Terrebonne Parish is celebrating Black History Month by interviewing African-American community leaders within the parish.

Watch the videos to find out what they do, who inspires them, and why they think black history is important in Terrebonne Parish.

  • Gary Williams:  "In Terrebonne Parish, black history is being made every day."
  • Greg Harding:  "People of color need to remember that we are valued and we are important here in Terrebonne Parish."

Previously released interviews include:

  • Arlanda Williams:  "There are no ceilings that we cannot shatter."
  • Bernadette Pickett:  "Black history is the bigger picture; it gives us hope."
  • Carl Harding:  "Every day is black history."
  • Dana Coleman:  "I knew who I wanted to be, so I kept pushing, and I was named the first African-American police chief."
  • Ernest Brown:  "Black history creates awareness, and it highlights our culture."
  • John Navy:  "It's not about division, it’s about being united and coming together."
  • Joseph Harris, Jr.:  "No matter your race, religion, or creed, everyone can aspire to do great things."
  • Juan Pickett:  "When we learn to appreciate the history and culture of others, we get rid of the divide."
  • Suzette Thomas:  "This month gives unsung heroes an opportunity to shine."
  • Wendell Myles:  "It is very important that our kids know our history and what we are about."


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