Black heritage committee hosts parade in march
HATTIESBURG, Miss - The Black History Heritage committe moved their 18th annual parade to Saturday March 4 due to scheduling conflict.
Pastor Derrian Moye says, "I think it is pretty cool, black heritage is something that should be celebrated not just one month, but it should be celebrated year round."
The committee also revealed two women that will be honored at the parade. Both women have contributed to the community and are influential pillars.
Jennifer Brown Travis (left) is the first African American female Constable in Forrest County. She says, "If you believe in yourself and you want to achieve something then there is no limit, you just have to you know go out and get it. There is nothing too big or too small that we can't do and you know just thanking our ancestors for setting the pavement for us."
Ebone A. White French is the first African American female to have her own bail bonds business in Hattiesburg since 2011.
"Well what it means to me about black history is you know we celebrating our past and embracing the future and I believe that it makes them (youth) motivated to know that we are able to do things that they thought wasn't for us to be done" French says.
Moye mentions there will be 200 people participating in next Saturday's parade.