Celebrating 277 Years of Black History!
2018 Salem Willows Black Picnic 277 year Celebration - Schedule
11:00 Meet and Greet
Everyone involved in the parade.
12:00 1:00 Negro Election Day Parade aka Salem Willows Black Festival: THEME: HONORING THOSE WHO SERVED.
Parade starts on Derby Street on the Grounds of the National Parks Service
Parade Participants and Order of Parade
Vendor Area: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
MINI HEALTH FAIR AND BONE MARROW DRIVE
*Note: All Vendors are Community Based and will cater to uplifting, educating
and empowering the low and minority communities
Musical local/National Performers
Main Stage: 10:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Purpose – The Band
Awardee’s Being Honored
*Note: Local Community people
Family unity – grilling, give-aways- family fun
Marvin Gilmore is a humanitarian, entrepreneur, political advisor, honored World War II veteran, musician, and family man, to name just a few of the many incarnations for which
this amazing man is known both nationally and internationally. Mr. Gilmore has a resume as eclectic as his interests.
Mr. Gilmore was a co-founder of the Unity Bank and Trust Company in Roxbury in the late 60’s, the first Black-owned and operated commercial bank in Boston. Later, he served on the Low Income Housing Commission, whose proposed legislation created the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency.
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Salem Willows Black Festival Parade Grand Marshall