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Our History, Black History: Janette Hoston Harris

 

February 24, 2022



There is an adage that states, “You never know where you are going unless you know where you have been.” In the spirit of Black history month, the Monroe Dispatch will highlight stories and the history of Blacks that are not commonly known. Janette Hoston Harris was born September 7, 1939, in Monroe, LA, to her parents, Maud and Eluin Hoston. Her father, Eluin earned a living as a businessman who ran a print shop and opened the first shoe store in Louisiana for African Americans. Harris attended Carroll High School, where she excelled in English and was a member of her women's basketbal...



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