21st annual Black History Parade to take place Saturday

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WJTV) –The 21st annual Black History parade will be taking place this Saturday in Hattiesburg.

The event will be taking place at the Duncan Lake starting at 10 AM.

The parades will conclude at Friendship Park around 11 AM where there will be live entertainment, food and game.

Derrian Moye, the Chairman of the Black History Celebrations Executive Committee, says this year’s parade will be focusing on the victims from the 2017 tornado.

“This is the very first time that we’ve been on this side of the community,” explained Moye. “As you can remember in 2017, this entire community was destroyed. So our theme this year is  “One Community Stands Together,” so this is an opportunity for this community to kind of know that the Greater Hattiesburg community hasn’t forgotten about them.”

The parade may start at 10 AM but event organizers say to come to James Street starting at 9 AM.

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