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African-American Day Parade takes over Harlem

9/19/2013, 2 p.m.
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African-American Day

Parade takes over Harlem

On Sunday, Sept. 13, Assemblyman Keith L.T. Wright was one of the hosts of the 12th annual African-American Day Parade breakfast at the Harlem Tavern, located on 116th Street in Harlem. The breakfast kicked off the 44th parade.

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Cheerleaders Marching

This year’s breakfast honored NY1 health reporter Erin Billups; acclaimed actor and philanthropist Jamie Hector, star of HBO’s “The Wire”; Hall of Fame gymnast and philanthropist Wendy Hilliard; and former New York City Housing, Preservation and Development Commissioner Mathew Wambua.

Over 250 guests attended the breakfast, including a number of elected officials such as New York state Comptroller Tom Dinapoli, New York Assemblyman Herman “Denny” Farrell, Bronx Borough President Scott Stringer, Councilman Robert Jackson and several officials.

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Perkins, Dinkins, Rangel

The annual African-American Day Parade drew thousands of people, including unions, marching bands, masons, grassroots activists, fraternities and sororities, community organizations and the fire, police and sanitation departments.

Once again, a great time was had by all.