1ST Annual Black History Month Parade Planned for Atlanta ~ February 25th


The Sweet Auburn Area Coalition has announced that it will hold the 1st Annual Black History Month Parade in the Historic Sweet Auburn District of Atlanta, Georgia, on February 25, 2012. The Black History Month Parade will celebrate the culture, heritage, history and accomplishments of Black Americans in the United States and from across the world. We are excited to present a forum to showcase the centuries of history heritage and accomplishments of African-Americans, says Earl Little, founder of the Black History Month Parade.

The Black History Month Parade and festival will feature some of the nation’s top marching bands, entertainers, dignitaries, civic groups, non-profits, celebrities, corporate groups, entertainment and fun for the whole family. We are inviting families from across the world to come and attend and participate in the festivities. The post-parade festival will feature live entertainers performing modern music, live arts performers & artists, public speakers, comedians, food, beverages, art and family oriented programs.

We also see this as a perfect marketing opportunity for many companies that support the African-American demographic. “We are asking all companies to participate in this magnificent event and show their support for the market that supports their brands, which ultimately will allow us to build a larger parade that will inspire, while providing, positive entertainment for all those in the community” says Carlos Coleman Executive Director of the BHMP.

The Black History Month Parade is scheduled to take place in the MLK Sweet Auburn District of Downtown Atlanta, the location of many corporate or regional headquarters, sporting facilities, and is the central most traveled historic tourist attraction of the city. The Sweet Auburn District was a major organizing center of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960’s and is home to Dr. Martin Luther King. The city of Atlanta is also home to thousands of students from Atlanta’s historically black colleges and universities whom will play a large role in the success of this event.

For more information, including information on participating or sponsorship of the Black History Month Parade, please visit www.blackhistorymonthparade.com or call 1- 866-551-5666.

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