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WPTV celebrates Black History Month

French toast from Big John's Eatery, Ineria Hudnell exhibit
WPTV celebrates black history month.HEIC
Posted at 6:19 PM, Feb 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-24 11:12:16-05

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — WPTV's Diversity Committee hosted an employee celebration in honor of Black History Month.

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Black History Month employee celebration.

The celebration began with breakfast provided by Big John’s Eatery, an African-American owned restaurant in West Palm Beach.

French toast from Big John Eatery
Bourbon Banana Coconut and BJE Peach Cobbler French toast from Big John's Eatery.

Owner John LeJuene said he wants people to feel at home when they come to his restaurant.

"We treat our dining room like it's our living room," said LeJeune. "We want to be the community's favorite brunch spot."

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John LeJeune, owner and chief taste tester of Big John's Eatery.

Afterwards, employees stopped by the conference room to see a portion of Ineria Hudnell’s local Black history collection, courtesy of her son Earl Hudnell.

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WPTV employees celebrate Black History Month.

The late Ineria Hudnell compiled more than 400 newspaper clippings, photographs, and memorbillia on poster boards that documented more than 100 years of Black History in Palm Beach County.

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A piece from the late Ineria​ E. ​Hudnell's collection of more than a 100 years of Palm Beach County history.

At WPTV, we are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion.

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To check out a list of local Black History Month celebrations happening in Palm Beach County, click here.