Austin Community Black History Trivia answers from last week’s questions.
1. What is the AAABNA? The Austin African-American Business Networking Association, formed by local business owners. Current president is Malcolm Crawford.
2. Where is the Austin Chamber of Commerce located and who is its president? 645 S. Central Ave.; Camille Lilly
3. Who is CEO and founder of the Westside Health Authority? Jacqueline Reed, who founded the organization in 1990
4. Austin community activist Virgil Crawford is an organizer for what organization? Austin Community Education Network, 5816 W. Division
5. Eyes on Austin is a ophthalmology facility at 5519 W. North Avenue. False – Eyes on Austin is a nonprofit organization that addresses a variety of issues, include rehabbing homes of seniors through its annual Labor of Love program.
6. Lillian Drummond is South Austin Coalition Community Council’s senior advisor.
7. The following individuals are police officers in the 15th District: Mary Peery, George Lawson, Donna Kanapes, Lakesha Kneeland, Mattie Riley, Ellen Newcomer, Cora Williams, Bennie Meeks, Irma Ferba, Willie Ferba, Juline McClinton, Willie Macon, Mattie Holmes, Vera Watson, Minnie Smith, Maxine Creightney, Joe Peery, J.B. Carr, Rose McNutt, Marlone Chenault. False – They are members of The Austin Green Team whose gardens can be found throughout the Austin community. Their Victory Garden memorial at Washington and Laramie honors past Austin community activists and leaders.
8. President Barack Obama lists MacArthur’s Restaurant as one of his favorite eateries. True – MacArthur’s Restaurant, 5412 W. Madison, is owned by Vietnam veteran Mac MacArthur. His daughter, Vanessa, manages the establishment.
9. Debbie’s Restaurant at 5658 W. Madison serves Mexican food. False – Soul food is main the menu, though they offer Mexican dishes as well.
10. Deborah Williams is the pastor of New Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church. False – Rev. Marshall Hatch is pastor of New Mount Pilgrim. Williams is youth coordinator for the Westside Branch NAACP and was media coordinator for Rep. LaShawn Ford (8th)
11. Theresa Welch, Bob Vondrasak and Elce Redmond are part of the Obama administration. False – They are staff of the South Austin Coalition Community Council at 5660 W. Madison.
12. State Sen. Don Harmon and State Rep. Deborah Graham represent the Lawndale area. False – They both serve the Austin community.