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Black history program at First Street Peck Wesley UMC set for Feb. 26

20th February 2012   ·   0 Comments

The annual African-American History Program will be held at First Street Peck Wesley United Methodist Church on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 3:00 p.m. The theme for the occasion will be “Standing on the Shoulders of Our Ancestors.”

Several persons who have given much time to the development of the youth in the community will be honored at the program. They are Dr. Joseph W. Davis for his work with “The Good Gang”; Clifton J. Faust for his work with the teaching of art and photography to students in the elementary schools and SHALOME, which is a group whose program is held at First Street Peck Wesley U.M.C.; Leander “Shack” Brown for his coaching and his marching drill team; William Robinson for his community service with the youth in the community in the area of athletics; and attorney Lois Elie for his work in assisting with the desegregation of schools in Bogalusa, La.

The Rev. Dr. Martha Orphe is the pastor of the church and Ada H. Green is chairperson of the program.

This article originally published in the February 20, 2012 print edition of The Louisiana Weekly newspaper.

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