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SPOTLIGHT: Louisiana Black History Makers

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Sharon Weston Broome

First African American Woman 

Mayor-President of East Baton
Rouge Parish


The Honorable

John Michael Guidry
15th Chief Judge of Louisiana •
First Circuit Court of Appeal

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Melvin Lee 'Kip' Holden

Former Mayor-President,

first African American to hold this office in East Baton Rouge Parish


Dr. Sito Narcisse
Superintendent of Schools 

of the East Baton Rouge

Parish School System

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Thomas Woods

First African American Fire Chief of

the Baton Rouge Fire Department

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Delores Young

Director of the Office of

Management and Budget (OMB)


James A. Joseph

United States Ambassador

to South Africa

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