Atlanta (WAOK)-Entertainers, politicians, civil rights icons, and humanitarians are preparing to culminate the celebration of Black History month by participating in Atlanta’s Black History Month parade.
The Black History Month parade is scheduled for Saturday, February 25 at noon beginning at downtown Atlanta’s Peachtree Center, onto Auburn Avenue and ending at The King Center at Boulevard and Auburn Avenue, NE.
Parade coordinators Khalil Islam and Earl Little said, “Atlanta — as the ‘cradle of the civil rights movement’ — is the perfect site to highlight and show appreciation to those who have blazed the trails in various occupations.” Along with prominent individuals themselves,” added Islam and Little of Atlanta, “trailblazing African-American businesses will be acknowledged which also assisted in Atlanta rising into the ‘city too busy to hate’ in the New Millennium.”
Confirmed participants include Congressman John Lewis, R&B Singer Angie Stone, former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, the Historic Butler Street YMCA Kids, “America’s Got Talent” Kid Sensation David Militello, Bernice A. King or Martin Luther King 3rd and Tia Norfleet, NASCAR’s first African-American female driver.
V-103 and WAOK will bring you all of the highlights of this historic event.