Pasadena’s Black History Parade Rolls Along Fair Oaks Avenue Saturday to the Delight of Crowds

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6:41 am | February 18, 2018


Pasadena’s 36th annual Black History Parade rolled down Fair Oaks from Altadena’s Charles White Park to its terminus at Pasadena’s Robinson Park Saturday morning, with bands, officials and dignitaries, music and colorful costumes.

The Grand Marshals this year were Ishmael Trone and Nicole Benard. Also honored were Community Service Awards recipients Ted Bates, Lynette West-Cater, George McGrudder, Darryl Qualls, and Rodney Wallace.

Councilmember Tyron Hampton, who characterized the Parade as “the culmination of all events taking place during Black History Month for the public to seize the opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments their local African Americans have made in the black history of Pasadena,” ran up to children in the crowd distributing books.

Also marching in the parade was renowned French artist Pascal Mpeck, who is in Pasadena as a guest of Vice-Mayor John Kennedy. Next week, Kennedy is scheduled to unveil an oil on canvas mural painting by Mpeck of President Barack Obama in the Pasadena Central Library’s Centennial Room.

The Parade ended with a Festival at Robinson Park, under sunny, clear blue skies.