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Black History Month Profile: Vyisha Cooks

Feb. 5, 2011 at 10:04 p.m.
Updated Feb. 4, 2011 at 8:05 p.m.

Vyisha Cooks

NAME: Vyisha Cooks

AGE: 31

CITY OF RESIDENCE: Victoria

OCCUPATION/JOB: Customer Service

Why are you proud to be black?

"I'm proud to be black because of all my ancestors and all the things they did for us so we can be able to do the things we do today."

Why is it important to recognize black history?

"It's important because we need to remember all the things they fought for us to do, all the people that paved the way for you us today."

Who is your role model and why?

"I would say Rosa Parks because she was a black woman and she stood her ground. She changed something to make a way for us."

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