LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC-TV) - Hundreds of people have poured into the Lake Charles Civic Center over the last couple of days for the 22nd Black Heritage Festival.
The festival is an opportunity to celebrate black culture as well as its history.
"We're just excited for individuals of all races to come out and celebrate with us and so we can just celebrate people and who we are and what we've done through history," said Black Heritage Festival volunteer, Nicole Moncrief.
More than 70 vendors lined the floors of the Civic Center Coliseum to offer services all of kinds.
There was a separate room for kids, complete with dance programs, games and chances to interact with children's authors.
Seminars, including a genealogical seminar, were also held.
The Black Heritage Festival also included a fashion show, scholarship seminar and a prayer summit.