Mayor Broome honored on African American ‘Wall of Fame’

Mayor Broome honored on African American “Wall of Fame” (Source: WAFB)


Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome was added to a list of accomplished African Americans at the New Jerusalem Church.

Their “Wall of Fame” recognizes local African Americans, like civil rights activist T.J. Jemison and Freddie Pitcher Jr., the first African American city court judge in Baton Rouge history.

“It certainly encourages me as I am on my own personal journey in our community and it just lets me know that this is part of the fabric, experiences like this, a part of the fabric of our community,” Broome said.

Broome is the first African American female mayor in Baton Rouge history. She’s also the first woman ever elected to the office.

“Knowing the history of so…

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