Annual African American Day Parade marches through Harlem

An annual celebration of African-American culture and heritage is making its way through a historic Manhattan neighborhood Sunday for the 49th annual African American Day Parade.

Marching bands and dancers are making their way down Adam Clayton Powell Junior Boulevard between 111th St. and 136th St. in Harlem for the parade, which has a theme of “culture is key” this year.

Organizers said they want to highlight positivity and celebrate people who have contributed to the success of the community, and hope to inspire future leaders.

“This is a full-circle moment because it is an honor to be able to represent one of the oldest ethnic groups in the country and, of course, in New York City,” said our very own Cheryl Wills, one of this year’s grand marshals.

The parade is scheduled to run until 6…

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