Black History Month

‘Not talking about it will not make it go away’ — Marja Broussard

The president of the Lafayette NAACP chapter says racism is still reality. Pretending it doesn’t exist won’t fix it.

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‘My mission is to uncover that hidden history’ — Phebe Hayes

Historically people have tried to weaken the image of black men and women. Phebe Hayes wants to fix that.

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‘We weren’t wanted there, and the teachers made it known’ — Chris Williams

The former councilman reflects on racism during the school integration era.

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Portrait: Marcelle Fontenot

'No, you see color' — Marcelle Fontenot

The veteran newswoman reflects on her experience as a black woman in Acadiana. Part of the Voices of Race in Portrait exhibition showing this month at AcA.

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