Grambling in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Vernell J. Delafosse
Mr. Vernell J. Delafosse was widely admired for his loyalty to the community of Grambling and Grambling State University. He sought out every opportunity to get involved in the religious, civic and social affairs of the community and was also well known for serving as a mentor for community youth. His barbershop was a "must stop" place for anyone who needed a good laugh or a good old fashioned teasing. He was an active member of many- significant community organizations including service on the town's Board of Aldermen, service as a Volunteer Fireman, Ruston State School Advisory Committee for Vocational Education, and member of the Board of Directors - LA Municipal Association of Black Caucus. Because of his tireless efforts on behalf of Grambling State University, he was inducted into the Grambing State University Hall of Fame and selected as an honorary Slate Representative. Delafosse a devoted husband and father, was a town councilman who knew the word "servant” as truly part of his job.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: African Americans.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grambling LA 71245, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Siscro McCarty (here, next to this marker); Dr. Alice Brown Smith (here, next to this marker); Dr. Earl Lester Cole (here, next to this marker); Dr. Leon Whittaker (here, next to this marker); Arthur D. Smith, Sr. (here, next to this marker); Dr. Joseph Johnson (here, next to this marker); Thomas Morehead (here, next to this marker); Henry Louis Dyer (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grambling.
More about this marker. Located in the Grambling Walk of Fame/Legends Square.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 4, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 134 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 4, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.