CDA to honor community members at Humanitarian Award Banquet


Albert Einstein’s once said, “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”

The Citizens for Democratic Action will honors educators who exemplify this quote at a Humanitarian Award Banquet Friday, April 28 at 7 pm at the MLK Center. Awardees are Paul Morgan and Pearl Payne. Nancy West Harrington will also be recognized with a Good Citizenship Award.

Paul Morgan began his education at Natchitoches Parish Elementary Training School and Central High School, Class of 1955. He continued his studies at Southern University and Tuskegee Institute where he obtained an undergraduate degree in biology and a graduate degree in chemistry, respectively.

He taught in Allen Parish for 7 years, then returned to Natchitoches where he served as an adjunct professor at Natchitoches Central High School, the Louisiana School for the Math, Science and the Arts (LSMSA) and Northwestern State University.

Paul, an active member of the First Baptist Church on Amulet Street, has many accolades and has continued to serve his community well.

Tickets for the banquet are $20 per person. For more information contact CDA President Harold Bayonne at 318-413-2064 or email