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Event celebrates African American history and culture

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The Abbeville Cultural and Historical Alliance Gallery held its annual celebration of African American history and culture.

Saturday's celebration was in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Each year the staff at the historical alliance museum holds this event to spread knowledge about black history.

"Every year in January and February we do our African-American history and culture during those months and we invite the community to come in and help us celebrate and try to help them to tell their story." said Tony Mayard.

The First Holy Ghost Church of God in Christ sponsors several events this time of year to encourage the youth's participation in honoring back history.

"They can get involved on Monday we are going to be having our annual MLK parade in the city of Abbeville and also on today we had a prayer breakfast early this morning at 8:30 and they are free to come here at the old library in Abbeville and look at all this history. It's going to enlighten them and encourage them." said Pastor Warren Milson.

With a team effort, the First Holy Ghost Church and the Abbeville Culture Center come together to promote black excellence.

"We are in conjunction with the curator to expose our people to a another side of life, they have to engage themselves in education to know about their history. There are many great things that have happened in the Vermilion Parish area due to the African-American history." said Pastor Milson. 

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