• Captain Sharon Moore Braggs
  • King Zaid Parker
  • Queen Tara Sabbath
  • High Priestess Kristen Smith
  • High Priestess Kawana Marshall
  • High Priestess Nakia Williams
  • Chieftain Dave Cawtharn
  • Chieftain Bruce Metcalf
  • Chieftain Larry Ellis


  • Jan. 14 — Krewe of Harambee Float Loading Party (4-10 p.m.) Krewe of Harambee, 1049 Grimmett Drive in Shreveport.
  • Jan. 15 — Krewe of Harambee MLK Day “Hopes & Dreams Scholarship Breakfast” (8-10:30 a.m.)Petroleum Club of Shreveport, 416 Travis St. in Shreveport Tickets: $20.
  • Jan. 15 — Krewe of Harambee’s MLK Day Parade (Lineup: 11 a.m. Parade starts: 1 p.m.) Begins and ends at the Municipal Auditorium, 705 Grand Ave. in Shreveport.
  • Feb. 9 — Krewe of Harambee Saada Maskhara Bal (Doors open at 6 p.m., presentation begins at 8 p.m.) Riverdome at Horseshoe Bossier City, 711 Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City Tickets: $85; Cash bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres.


  • The Krewe of Harambee began as an idea after organizing two Mardi Gras parties in 1998 and 1999. Clifton Davis, Theron Jackson and Lynn Braggs began discussing the possibility of formulating an African American Krewe.
  • In the fall of 1999 Theron Jackson, Saundra Bigham and Roxanne Johnson convened the first meeting of what would become known as the Krewe of Harambee.
  • The name Harambee was suggested by Jackson, and with mutual consent it was agreed upon that it would be the recommended name to be ratified by charter members.
  • Harambee is a Swahili word meaning “let’s pull together.”
  • The Krewe of Harambee has donated more than $30,000 in aid to help African American students pursue a higher education.

Check out more photos of the Krewe of Harambee below:

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