Saturday, January 12, 2013

First Black History Parade in Chester on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013



Via Paul A. Bennett Publisher of the SPIRIT Media Group, Inc. and DCHS Board Member:

The Delaware County Historical Society (DCHS) will present the first-ever Black History Parade in Chester on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King and kick-off Black History Month. Chester City and Delaware County are steeped in rich history and this event will be followed by the Grand Opening of the Black History exhibit at the Museum of the History of Delaware County, 408 Avenue of the States in Chester.

Black History Parade and Exhibit

DETAILS: Parade assembles at Noon and starts at 1 P.M.
from MLK Memorial Park, 620 Engle St. in Chester and ends around 2 P.M. at the Museum of the History of Delaware County, 408 Avenue of the States in Chester.

Confirmed Parade Participants:
PA Buffalo Soldiers motorcylists 
Revolutionary War soldier Ned Hector (re-enacted in full costume by Noah Lewis) 
Members of the 3rd Regiment U.S. Colored Infantry
A Salute to the Chester Clippers historic basketball team 1950-2013 with various players and coaches
Kollective Talent award-winning drill team 
Other organizations and political figures; confirmations pending
   
PARADE ROUTE:  
Starts at MLK Memorial Park, 7th and Engle Sts., Chester 
East along 7th St. to Kerlin St.  
Right on Kerlin to 5th St. 
Left on 5th St. to Edgmont Ave. 
Right on Edgmont Ave. to 4th St. 
Left on 4th St. to Avenue of the States. 
Parade ends; vehicles can park in City Hall lot.

GRAND OPENING program 2:30 - 4 P.M. at the Museum of the History of Delaware County, 408 Avenue of the States in Chester. 
Music by the Gospel Disciples of Chester 
Presentations from: Buffalo Soldiers, 3rd Regiment U.S. Colored Infantry, Chester Clippers and more. 
African dance presentation by Monika Rhoades
                       

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