Harrell pens history of Tangipahoa, St. Helena parishes
Geneologist Antoinette Harrell and Alex Richardson president of Richardson Funeral Home in Amite, share a laugh during the Jan. 12 discussion Harrell’s new book, “African American in Tangipahoa and St. Helena Parishes.”
The book is a great history book of classic photographs of ordinary working people, past and present. Military, elected officials, Black farmers, and graduation classes of students when the schools were all colored. Kingsley B. Garrison was the was the keynote speaker, he urges the young people to do research and learn about their people.
Youth also participated in the book signing. Photographed below are; (l to r, standing) AJaelin Jackson, Joella Lacoste, Adarrius Jackson, Auria Thompson, Jo’Elle Lacoste, and Brennan McCoy. Kneeling are: Connor Lacoste, Adrian Thompson, and Chase Lacoste .
Drum photos by Eddie Ponds