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2014 Emancipation Proclamation Day Parade
Published:
1/31/2014 11:07:38 AM


(l-r) Rev. Leonard O. Griffin, Rev. Edward A. McClain, Rev. Arthur Evans, Rev. Eugene Collins, Rev. Herbert Temoney, Rev. Joseph A. Darby, Rev. Alonza Washington, Rev. Ruben Brown & Rev. Alfred Williams (some of the ministers at the Emancipation Proclamation Church Service), #4-Presiding Elder, Joseph A. Darby & Mrs. Darby (Rev. Darby was Orator for church service held at Greater St. Luke AME Church.
 

The year 2014 started with a bang when hundreds of local churches, organizations and civic groups gathered at the campus of Burke High School for the Annual Emancipation Proclamation Day ‘Big Street’ Parade that was held on January 1, 2014. This year’s festivities celebrated the 151th signing of the Emancipation.

Ethel Greene, the President coordinating the event, was pleased with the outcome of this years’ event. “I am very thankful for all the support we have gotten from the community to make this event a success. Year after year we continue to get contributions from people who understand the meaning and purpose behind the Emancipation Proclamation. I would like to thank everyone who was involved in putting the parade together.”

The parade began at 11:00 a.m. on Fishburne Street near Burke High School with an assemblage of participating church units, floats, kings and queens from various civic & social community groups. The crowd gathered along the streets and cheered as they were entertained by the colorful and enthusiastic participants of this years’ grand event. The parade ended on Calhoun Street at Emanuel AME Church.

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