The Mission

In the Fall of 2000, a group of African Americans came together to discuss how minorities could become more involved in the celebration of Mardi Gras in the spirit of the African American culture in the Shreveport area. The group formed the Krewe of Harambee, the first African American Krewe in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Harambee is a Swahili word meaning "LET'S PULL TOGETHER"!

Our Founders

Lynn Braggs

Sandra Bingham

Michael Flentroy

Frances Flentroy

Theron Jackson

Roxann Johnson

Richard Johnson

Jerry Paige

John Samuels

Ron Smith

Markey W. Pierre

Patrick Wesley