Group looking to regain ownership of Terre Haute community center

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV)- Many came together at T.C Wes in Terre Haute Saturday afternoon for The Rebuild: New Afrikan People’s Assembly.

The goal of event was to amplify the voice of the black community in Terre Haute.

The New African Liberation Collective hosted guest speakers from across the country, who discussed different ways to bring change to the local community.

They said that thier main concern at the moment is regarding ownership of the Booker T. Washington community center also known at the Hyte Center.

Guest speaker Daniel Shouse said in order for change to happen, everyone must make their voices heard.

“It’s very important for us to be vocal in the community. For us to have results in the community, we all have to be together. We have to be vocal. We all have to come out together and support these things. We can’t constantly be behind doors and asking for these changes and no one here is to support people when they take the chance,” Shouse said.

The community center is currently owned by the city of Terre Haute.

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