ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - Alma Redwine Elementary School celebrated Black History Month by embracing the past and the present.
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The theme of their program was entitled "Because of them, we rise". The students and faculty highlighted the importance of higher education in historically black college universities. The students also recognized current local leaders here at home.
Former U.S. Attorney, Stephanie Finley served as the guest speaker and said as a Grambling State University graduate, she was honored to be a part of the program.
"They’re an inspiration to me, when I was a U.S attorney, a lot of the times these kids were the reason why you keep getting up, you keep going,” Finley expressed. “They're celebrating historically black college universities and I’m a product of that. I know just how important education is and that's why it was important for me to be here with them today."
Finley is the first female U.S. Attorney to serve in Louisiana after being selected by President Barack Obama in January of 2010.