Guest Dr. William Mayo, a board member of the Black Heritage Gallery, joins hosts Brady and Anna on Louisiana’s Playground to discuss the gallery’s impact on Southwest Louisiana culture. The Black Heritage Gallery is a free-to-the-public rotating art exhibit that focuses on discovering and nurturing African American artists through all stages of their careers. 


Dr. William Mayo is the Vice President on the Board of Directors for the Black Heritage Gallery, which allows him to follow one of his passions, that is delivering community access to diverse cultures, the arts, and various charities. 

His 20-year professional career has led from being a Head Start Social Worker to a Dean at SOWELA Technical Community College. Dr. Mayo’s career enabled him to develop a strong understanding of the various needs of the community, industry, educational institutions, and governmental agencies. He has an in-depth knowledge of and the ability to successfully build relationships based on trust between diverse individuals, populations, and communities. 


Leonard's Food Quarters opened its doors in 1986 and has remained a community staple for many years. The laid-back restaurant has a drive-up window and offers counter service. The restaurant's extensive menu has nods to the New Orleans French Quarter while leaning into the rich flavors of Cajun and Creole dishes, all prepared with a touch of soul. The menu features daily lunch specials, poboys, red beans and rice, seafood platters, smothered steak, meatballs, etouffee, and more.