Harlem celebrates 50th annual “African American Day Parade”

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The exceptionally foreseen parade on Sunday keeps running along Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. from W. 111th to W. 136th Sts. in Harlem from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.. It will include big names, religious gatherings, worker’s organizations, network, sororities and clubs, walking groups and artists. Members are coming “from more than 12 states and numerous nations.”

“This is our foundation to recover our character,” shouts AADP Chairman Yusuf Hasan. “I need individuals to comprehend that being African-American is an encounter and a quality instead of a skin shading and a battle. AADP has been a stage to speak to us in a positive manner, and we’re eager to do this for a 50th year!”

Opening with a lace cutting function at Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. what’s more, 111th St., there will be pre-march exercises around early afternoon at the 125th St. inspecting stand.

Exhibitions incorporate Tony Award and Grammy-winning on-screen character/vocalist Melba Moore, who will sing the song of praise “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” and the high-vitality Orange Crush Roaring Lions Marching Band from Lincoln University, one of the two generally dark schools and colleges in Pennsylvania.

On the course, the procession topic, “Uprightness and Transparency Equals Good Government,” will be spoken to by the individuals who have made “key commitments to encouraging the respect, assurance and perfection of the African American people group through legislative issues and government.”

Spearheading political figures Mayor David Dinkins, New York’s first African-American city hall leader; previous Congressman Charles Rangel; and Leah Daughtry, double cross CEO of the Democratic National Convention; and others have been named terrific marshals.

Common Court Judges Machelle Sweeting and William Franc Perry III likewise have marshal status for the motorcade.

The AADP, which has “Power Through Unity” as its hierarchical topic, was established in 1968 by two local gatherings — the Afro-American Day and the United Federation of Black Community Organizations. The primary procession was held a year later.

Harlem people group pioneers Livingston Wingate, Conrad Peters, Jacqueline Peterson, Abdel Krim, Cenie Williams, Ennis Francis, Joseph Steele, Piankhi Akinbaloye, Bernice Bolar, Adeyemi Oyeilumi, Lloyd Mayo, Leonard Davis, and Abe Snyder — the last living establishing part—sorted out the debut 1969 parade.

The 1960s, the decade that produced the Harlem march was set apart by African-American solidarity and progress amidst real social changes — incorporated the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963; entry of the Voting Rights Act of 1965; the death of the Rev. Martin Luther lord Jr. in 1968 and ensuing uproars in Harlem and the country over; well as the gripped clench hand Black Power salute at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City.

For data, visit africanamericandayparade.org and pursue the procession association via web-based networking media.

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