2000 AEC Reunion Video - Marlin Gusman


At the 2000 Reunion of the Adult Education Center…

The Mayor’s office sent a young man named Marlin Gusman to attend the event because the Mayor, Marc Morial, was in New York to appear on a nationally broadcast television show on the same day. Marlin had no idea of what he was getting into when he arrived at the event. But, after listening to the graduates’ speeches he said he could see the “warmth and love all of you have.”

A few years later, in 2004, Marlin would be elected as Sheriff of Orleans Parish and would win consecutive terms for the following decade-and-a-half. Here is a clip from Sheriff Marlin Gusman’s remarks from that night. He came to the reunion intending to visit for a few minutes, but stayed for the entire event – mingling, talking and enjoying the stories of the school, Mr. Coleman, the graduates, the faculty and the supporters.