Annual parade prides itself on history


Shreveport held a very special parade today, dedicated to African-Americans. 

“It’s important that we have a parade like this because it gives us a look on our history and black people around getting together and enjoying each other,” said Mount Siani Temple member Tamaka Dorsey. “Power, unity and love.” 

The parade featured people of all ages and races, showcasing what the black community has done for Shreveport. 

“Anything that they learn, whether it’s black history or not,” said Shevetta Edwards, a parent of three. “On a daily basis, it’s important for us to teach our kids their heritage, where we come from, and who makes the things. Black people have made things that we use on a daily basis.” 

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