The 52nd African American Day Parade 2021 is a streaming celebration on pix11.com/aadp on Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 12pm.
The show features performances by Grammy Award winner DJ Scratch, The Sing Harlem Grammy Performing Choir, and more.
Thank you Pix11 for covering our communities.
Education is The Foundation
The 2021 theme is “Education is The Foundation.”
That is true all the way back to “Each One, Teach One.” Without an education, we are easily taken advantage of. Education gives you time to mature in an environment filled with all kinds of new ideas. Some of the people you meet in school will become lifelong friends and allies in your journey.
The COVID-19 Pandemic both exposed and widened the gap between the educated and uneducated. So get as much education as you can and do it while you are young. It’s not easy, but nothing worthwhile is impossible. Education puts you in front of a lot more open doors.
African American Day Parade 2021 Honorees
The community is really present here. Look at all the amazing things people are doing.
Dr. Tony Allen, President of HBCU Delaware State University.
Dr. Tarika Barrett, CEO of Girls Who Code.
Annette Gordon-Reed, Pulitzer Prize-winning Historian at Harvard University.
Professor James Holden Jr, Director of Bands at Virginia State University.
George Khaldun, Co-Founder of Harlem Children’s Zone & Founder of Institute for Urban Leadership.
Dr. Camea Davis, National Director of the Urban Word Nation Youth Poet Laureate Program.
Penny Parnther, STEM Educator.
Theresa Freeman Community Service Awardees
Shameek Robinson, MSED; President Association of Black Educators of New York (ABENY).
Janifer Wilson, Founder of Sisters Uptown Bookstore and Cultural Center.
Let’s watch the African American Day Parade 2021 celebration!