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Montclair African-American Heritage Parade and Festival Set for June 3


MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair African American Heritage foundation (MAAHF) will celebrate 28 years with its annual Parade and festival on Saturday, June 3, 2017.  

Autumn Turner, contestant from 'The Voice' will perform along the parade route.

This year MAAHF adopts the Adinkra Symbol , translated meaning : "To build and maintain our own stores, shops, and other businesses and profit from them together." 

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June 2, 2017 kicks off the celebration with its annual memories dance held at Montclair High school,
George Inness cafeteria for a night of comedy, dance, meet and greet 8pm-12am, entertainment; comedians Glenn Sellers and Joann Childs -Ashe

June 3, 2017  Parade and Festival
Starting at Glenfield Park Maple Ave., Bloomfield Ave., Elm Street, Orange Road, Cedar Avenue ending at Nishuane Park.

This years 2017 Ambassadors: 
Principal James N. Earle, Montclair High School 
George Marable of DLV Lounge
James and Joanne Jefferson of Jefferson Café
Montclair Fire Department
Montclair High School Center for Social Justice
Montclair Sentinels Sixteen-87, Inc
Froncel and Susan Anderson of Purchased Possessions

Grand Marshals this year "Veterans and Community Warriors" of World War II affectionately known as "The 90+ Club" 

Harrison Kadel Allen, Posthumously - served in the Quatermaster unit, better known as the Red Ball Express transporting supplies to the front line in Germany.

Samuel Debnam - United states Airforce as an instrument and propeller specialist for the B-17 aircraft 

John B. Knox -Seargent 1st class 3rd armored division under General George Patton 

William Monroe-  Staff Sergeant among soldiers to meet French General Charles de Gaulle  

Clarence Wilson - Corporal in the 3404th Quarter Master Truck Company, US Army  

Joined by more than 60 Groups and organizations marching the Bloomfield Ave corridor, the parade will be ending at Nishuane Park for an afternoon of entertainment, children's activities, vendors, food and the reunion.

Entertainment for the afternoon:

Singing of the Negro National Anthem " Lift Every Voice and Sing" by Autumn Turner, The Voice contestant 2017. 

Montclair Resident Billy Bongo, Drummer Educator 
Gospel Group Harvey Morris & The House of Praise 
Avenue G
New Generation Records with Kevin Oliphant , Vangela Crowe, Sheba Jordon , DJ  Beloved and L Boogie  
Steve Lovell BET
Gabi the Artist 
Showtime: to be announced 
Host Eddie Nicholas 

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