Harlem honored the HBCU Benedict College Marching Band of Distinction in the plaza at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Building. The 250-plus marching Tigers Band will represent the HBCUs in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Hosts and attendees of the event included Kenneth Woods, Sylvia B. Woods, Cedelle E. Gates, the President Alumni Association and elected officials, the Hon. Cordell Cleare, the Hon. Al Taylor, the Hon. Inez Dickens and the Hon. Robert Rodriguez. Mayor Eric Adams presented a proclamation to Benedict College President Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis, who thanked the city and the Harlem community for their support.