Webster High memorial on display at Minden library

By Paige Nash

The Webster High School: Cradle of Champions traveling memorial is now on display for public viewing at Webster Parish Libraries- Minden location.  

This presentation was a group effort made possible by Project Reclaim Youth of Minden and Webster Parish Legacy Project. Both projects partnered with Janetta Robinson, history archivist with Webster Parish Libraries, Anne Easley with Easley Photography Studios, Meriwether Wealth and Planning and more than 60 donors.  

The 10-by-7-foot display features 12 African Americans who played a major role in providing a better school facility for the colored children in the community, despite numerous hurdles and hardships. 

“It was our pleasure to assist Ron Anderson with Project Reclaim and others with researching Webster High School history,” said Robinson. “Those honored are just a portion of the great legacy that is Webster High. They are examples of what can be accomplished with dedication, sacrifice, integrity, and hard work. We look forward to future collaborations that utilize our library’s resources.” 

View this piece of history at the library for another month, before it leaves heading to its second location. The church of Reverend Terry Combs will be its next stop, before making its way to various other places across the parish.

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