Local building debuts on directory

Allison Hudson
Pictured is AT&T representative Rick Demint, Kathe Hambrick-Jackson, Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce Becky Katz, Mayor Leroy Sullivan and State Representative Elton Aubert.

The River Road African American museum is proud to announce that their building that resides in Donaldsonville is featured on the cover of the 2011 AT&T Real Yellow Pages directory. The directory serves the Greater Ascension area.

Over 66,400 copies of this directory have been produced and distributed in the Greater Ascension area. Most have already received a copy, but delivery is still underway through October 7.

“I am so pleased that AT&T decided to use our building that is rich in history and culture to grace the front cover of the directory,” said Kathe Hambrick-Jackson, Founder and Director of the museum.

“This year has been tough with cutbacks and lack of funding, but good news like this will help us to stay strong in these hard economic times,” she added.

The River Road African American museum is truly one of a kind being that it is the only one dedicated to collecting, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting art, artifacts, and buildings for the purpose of educating visitors about the history and culture of rural communities along the Mississippi River.

At the museum, one can find a collection of folk art from the area, and gain complete knowledge of the agriculture, cuisine, and rich history of African Americans.

“Each year we look to feature a local image on the front covers of our directories to emphasize that the AT&T Real Yellow Pages is a valuable community resource and to reflect how much we appreciate and support the community which we so proudly serve,” said Sandra Falcon, AT&T Advertising Solutions area market manager.