The African American Day Parade, Inc. officially announced its 2021 honorees of the 52nd annual African American Day Parade. This year’s parade, which is themed “Education Is the Foundation,” will be broadcasted virtually on Sunday, Sept. 19 at 12 p.m. on

The 52nd annual parade will honor four business leaders as grand marshals: Dr. Tony Allen, president of Delaware State University; Dr. Tarika Barret, CEO of Girls Who Code; Annette Gordon-Reed, Pulitzer Prize winning historian; and James Holden Jr., director of bands at Virginia State University.

The 2021 marshals include George Khaldun, cofounder of Harlem Children Zone; Dr. Camea Davis, network director of the National Youth Poet Laureate Program; and Penny Parnther, elementary science liaison and lead science teacher at Valley Cottage Elementary.

The 2021 Theresa Community Service Award recipients include community leaders Shameek Robinson, president of the Association of Black Educators of New York; and Janifer Wilson, founder of Sisters Uptown Bookstore and Cultural Center.

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