WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind (WLFI) - The Purdue Black Cultural Center welcomed members of the public to the Jazz Jubilee for children on Saturday. The event recognized Antonio Zamora, who was the director at the Black Cultural Center for 22 years.
Zamora is responsible for the current program the center has now and during his time as director Zamora helped bring such notable names as Muhammad Ali to the center.
Jolivette Anderson-Douoning, a program specialist with the Purdue Black Cultural Center, said that it is about recognition.
"I think we do a disservice by not knowing the history of these people and the legacy that they lay, so that we can be here today enjoying what we enjoy. It wasn't an easy road for many, and we need to acknowledge all of them," said Anderson-Douoning.
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