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Black History Month Profile: Floyd Felder

Feb. 13, 2011 at 10:01 p.m.
Updated Feb. 12, 2011 at 8:13 p.m.

Floyd Felder

Name: Floyd Felder

Age: 58

Occupation: City Councilman

City of Residence: Port Lavaca

Why are you proud to be black?

I'm proud to be black because my ancestors have set the ways for all other African American youth, and because I can remember when my aunt used to take me to the cotton fields to chop cotton. I'm proud because of how far we have come. We've come a long way and we even have a black president in office."

Why is it important to celebrate Black History Month?

It's important to set a standard for the next generation because a lot of our ancestors, they had to do it, had to chop cotton in the fields and it's important to remember where we come from.

Who is your role model and why?

My role model is my family, because behind every good man is a good woman.

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