Washington Square News • September 17, 2019 • https://nyunews.com/news/2019/09/17/african-american-day-parade-government-black-excellence/
African American Day Parade Celebrates Black Excellence, Promotes Government Transparency
This photo series highlights participants and onlookers at the 50th edition of the annual parade.
Talia Rose Barton
A participant holds up his fist, a sign that often is meant to convey solidarity with oppressed peoples.
By Talia Rose Barton, Staff Photographer
The 50th African American Day Parade took place in Harlem this past Sunday afternoon. The annual parade is put together to promote the organizations and individuals that celebrate black excellence, as well as support the strong and thriving black community in New York City and surrounding areas. This year, the theme of the event was “Integrity and Transparency = Good Government.” A range of organizations and individuals marched along Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, accompanied by Pan-African flags, Black Lives Matter attire and political posters.