Officials announced this week that the 52nd annual African American Day Parade is being held virtually. This year’s parade is set for Sunday, Sept. 19.

AADP chairman Yusuf Hasan said the organization came to the decision due to the COVID-19 pandemic with health and safety being a top concern. Last year’s AADP parade was also held virtually.

The parade will honor individuals and organizations that have made key contributions to the African American community through education as this year’s parade theme is “Education Is the Foundation.”

Hasan said he hopes to have the parade in person in 2022.