Endymion king thinks his role can serve as positive example for youth

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Posted on February 16, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 16 at 1:37 PM

NEW ORLEANS - On Thursday morning, the New Orleans City Council honored the king of Endymion and his historic reign as the first African American to rule over the parade.

George LaFargue, Jr. said he was humbled and overwhelmed by the city's proclamation.

Council member Cynthia Hedge Morrell said it was fitting that he reign during black history month.

LaFargue said it was a dream come true for him and he hoped his role as king could serve as a positive example to the city's youth.

"Our city is going through so much right now with our young people and something like this would be tremendous, not just for me," he said.

Lafargue will reign as the super krewe's 46th king on Saturday and he'll be with us on the Eyewitness Morning News on Friday in our 8 a.m. hour.

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