17. September 2017 - 13:00 till 18:00

48th Annual African American Day Parade, Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd, New York, NY 10027, Sunday, 17. September 2017

Join us and celebrate the historical and legendary
African American American Day Parade!
This year we are honoring our Healthcare Professional as we "Salute to a Better Health"

Wanna Get Involved?
-Participating Organization
-Get a Float
-Advertise in Annual Journal
-Become a Sponsor
-Become a Volunteer

Visit our Website:
www. africanamericandayparade.org/get_involved

The African American Day Parade (AADP) was founded in 1969 by Livingston Wingate and Conrad Peters and they were joined by eleven other community organizers including, Jacqueline Peterson, Abdel Krim, Abe Snyder, Cenie J. Williams, Ennis Francis, Joseph Steele, Piankhi Akinbaloye, Bernice Bolar, Adeyemi Oyeilumi, Llyod Mayo and Leonard Davis. These thirteen members saw a need for increased positive imagery and representation of African Americans within the community, so they decided to stand on the front lines of change.

The African American Day Parade was formed as a not-for-profit organization with the purpose of promoting unity, integrity and excellence amongst African Americans. It provides a platform for multi-sectors of the community to come together and celebrate our heritage, talents and accomplishments, while also honoring our ancestors on this special day. AADP is held every third Sunday in September and each year has a viewing of approximately 700,00 spectators. Each year a sector of the African American community is highlighted and chosen to lead the Parade, and these are our grand marshals, marshals and honorary guests. This year we are honoring healthcare professionals, as we “Salute to a Better Health.”

Harlem was selected as the location for the parade due to its large representation of African Americans and it has been proclaimed the Black capital of America. AADP is classified as a national parade and has the widest cross-section of African American organizations in the country, with over 200 participating organizations. It is our mission to continuously provide motivating environments that inspire African Americans to visualize greatness, emulate positivity and achieve higher goals.

We look forward to your support to make this parade a most majestic event, showcasing the absolute best of our community!

48th Annual African American Day Parade

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