The city of Atlanta is home to many African-American events, legends, history and most notably home of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. One of the major events in Atlanta is a cultural celebration that encompasses all of the great things that African-Americans have accomplished.
The Black History Month Parade on February 22 at noon is one of the largest celebrations of National African-American History Month held nationwide during the month of February. It brings together people from all over the world for a common cause of celebration of culture, heritage and history of black people.
"We have lots of international groups involved in the parade this year including the Legend Marching Band of Nassau, Bahamas, 'The Band' Marching Unit of Baltimore, Maryland and many, many groups, associations, organizations and iconic people participating," says director of the parade, Mr. Earl Little.
The 2014 Black History Month Parade (BHMP) route is scheduled to travel down Auburn Avenue the main street that stretches directly through the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. / Sweet Auburn Historic District coined by John Wesley Dobbs, as the "richest Negro street in the world."
The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr./Sweet Auburn Historic District is home to major African-American organizations and businesses such as the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), The King Birth Home, Georgia State University, 100 Black Men, SCLC Women, Prince Hall Masonic Temple, Atlanta Life and many historic sites, attractions and artistic landmarks.
The Sweet Auburn District was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1976 and is also known as an entertainment hub which has hosted many different events such as the Atlanta Caribbean Carnival, The Sweet Auburn Springfest and is often visited by notables such as President Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Al Sharpton, Jessie Jackson and home of civil rights legends Joseph Lowrey and Congressman John Lewis.
Visit www.blackhistorymonthparade.com for details or call 1-866-254-1295.
For more information about top events in Georgia take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in Georgia.