Many turned out on the streets of Harlem for the 48th African American Day Parade.
Every year on the third Sunday of September, the city of Harlem, NY puts on the African American parade celebrating the Caribbean and African American culture that covers the city.
The streets were filled with flags from different nations proudly waving as people watched the parade go by.
In an interview with the New York Daily News, 72-year-old Ruby Anderson loves the parade saying, “It’s wonderful. I’ve been coming every year. The drums keep me dancing. It’s lovely I like the flags, all the colors.”
A celebration of cultures is an amazing thing, but especially in Harlem. 53-year-old Scherrod explained, “It’s a good that they include everyone here. I grew up in Harlem. As the area gets more gentrified, it’s good to celebrate Harlem culture.” He continued, “I’ve been coming for the last 15 years. I hope to continue coming here. We need to celebrate African-American culture.”
Some special guest showed up at the parade to join in on the festivities. Mayor de Blasio and his wife Chirlane McCray, the Rev. Al Sharpton, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.
(Source: NY Daily News)
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