‘Inspire our Children to Believe, Achieve, and Succeed’ event

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The Gulfport branch of the NAACP decided to inspire our children to believe, achieve, and succeed at their annual Black History program.

The youth headlined this year’s event with songs, readings, speeches, and expressing the importance of African-American history. Moss Point High School band performed songs by Whitney Houston and other famous artists.

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Dinner was also served, bringing the community together as the younger generation showed their admiration for pioneers and spreading knowledge along the Gulf Coast.  Gulf Coast Outreach and Leadership President and Founder Abra Taylor said, “That’s very important because for one, it’s important because it gives them courage. It shows them that they can also continue to move in ways our ancestors moved as well.”

Taylor tells News 25 it is also important to learn African-American history so it doesn’t die or some of it repeats itself.