New Orleans (February 13, 2020) – 2020 Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club (Zulu) King-Elect Brian Sims, Zulu Queen-Select Dr. Chanda Macias, Zulu Big Shot Christopher Wyre and Zulu members visited Booker T. Washington High School (BTW) to speak with students about the organization’s history and impact locally & nationally. Students enjoyed hearing about the challenges Zulu officers faced and how they persevered. Additionally, they gifted students with beautifully-decorated coconuts.
“Our students, staff and alumni were so excited to welcome Zulu royalty to our original home,” said BTW Principal Robert Corvo. “Many Zulu members and leaders also happen to be proud BTW Lions, such as last year’s Zulu King George Rainey. Our hope is that this special visit inspired our young people to be both active in our community and to cling tightly to the unmistakable culture of New Orleans that Zulu represents.”
Zulu King-Elect Brian Sims and Zulu Queen-Select Dr. Chanda Macias said, “We look around and we see a room full of leaders! We are so happy for each scholar and look forward to their success.”
The 2020 Zulu Coronation Ball will be held Friday, February 21, 2020 at the Ernest “Dutch” Morial Convention Center. The Zulu parade will roll on Mardi Gras Day, which is Tuesday, February 25, 2020.
Established in the early 1900’s, Zulu is an organization comprised of men from a variety of professions and backgrounds. In addition to being a parading organization, Zulu is an organization focused on community service and providing social services to the people of New Orleans. Zulu is currently led by President Elroy A. James and Vice President Anthony Barker.
For more information on Zulu, visit kreweofzulu.com.