Candidate 24: Donovan Crossgrove of King Black Heritage Society Inc.

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Beatrice Foots-Duncantell, Chairperson

Pamela LeBrane, Co-Chairperson

Teresa Brewer, President

The Black Heritage Society, Inc. is a self-help, non-profit organization chartered by the State of Texas. In the summer of 1975, one man's concern for the well-being and betterment of the entire human race led to the organization's establishment. In January 1978, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s father, Martin Luther "Daddy" King, Sr., addressed the Houston community. He commissioned Mr. Ovide Duncantell and BHS to continue their endeavor toward Dr. King's dream aspirations. As a result, late Founder Ovide Duncantell Jr. led the first MLK Jr. Day Parade in the United States.

The organization aims to inspire, promote, and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the federal holiday weekend, to occur on the third Monday of each January, with a commemorative parade and celebratory festive community activities throughout the weekend.

Black Heritage Society King and Queen Contest raise money for the Ovide Duncantell Jr. Memorial Fund Scholarship. The King and Queen will showcase their beauty, style, positivity, conduct, personality, and gifts. With a youth displayed on the Black Heritage Society Float on the MLK Jr. Federal Holiday, the crown is sure to chat with enthusiasm. The King and Queen will also present at the Mountain Top Gala, a night of excellence. 


Your donation will support members of our society. For example, last year, we gave Seven schools three hundred dollars each to the band department. We want to make that giving even bigger. In addition, we support other community activities, such as small business owners' start-ups, advocacy petitions, community parade and more. Can we depend on your contribution to the success of the Black Heritage Society King and Queen for the MLK Jr. Parade Day? Thank you, Martin Luther King Jr. Parade Foundation Inc. dba Black Heritage Society.

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Martin Luther King Jr Parade Foundation Inc

A 501(c)(3) organization

EIN 25-1921911