We Are the Dream: Faces of the Future

We are the Dream: Faces of the Future

We Are the Dream: Faces of the Future

Tanglpahoa Parish youth ambassadors are already leaders.

Published August 29, 2013

The six Tanglpahoa Parish youth ambassadors who traveled overnight from Louisiana to attend the 50th anniversary commemoration of the March on Washington could probably teach a few young adults a thing or two about picking up the torch of leadership.

According to their mentor, Antoinette Harrell, the girls are "in training to stand up for justice." They are currently on a mission to help build a library in nearby Webb, Mississippi.

They're also on crusade to broaden awareness about indentured servitude on Mississippi plantations, Harrell added, which was part of the reason they traveled to Washington.

La'Baesha Lee (pictured far right), 13, of Amite, Louisana, said that the girls all appreciated learning more about Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement, but hearing President Obama speak was "amazing."

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Written by Joyce Jones


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