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Negro Election Day

Parade Date:  Saturday, July 15, 2023

Thanks to our media sponsor the stations of NBCU Boston we will have a streaming platform of the parade.  

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Negro Election Day Inaugural State Holiday Parade

Massachusetts was the first to celebrate Negro Election Day, 1741, in New England. Negro Election Day was the first black voting system in our country.  After the Elections a coronation was held to celebrate the win.  The 3rd Saturday in July, enslaved Africans and free Blacks joint together to celebration self-governance.  The winner paraded through town on a horse, with aides on each side.  Others marched while playing fifes, fiddles, drums, and horns. After the parade, people gathered on 2 acres of land, later, purchased in 1758 by Black King Pompey, for political activities, outdoor feast, socializing and competed in athletic contests, dancing and more. 

Negro Election Day Parade is a phenomenal event for the community to celebrates a local
Black Heritage & Legacy!


We welcome any donations and support!

Celebrating 283 years of NEGRO ELECTION DAY, America's First Black Voting System.  

Our 2023 Negro Election Day Parade theme:  Celebrating Our Black Warriors, our Heroes & Sheroes is in honor of the enslaved Africans who contributed to the History of Negro Election Day in 1741.

Join us for the 283rd year of Negro Election Day and our Negro Election Day Parade, July 15, 2023 at 12:00 noon EST!

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A few members of Negro Election Day parade Participants 2023. 

You must come out to see the rest

Negro Election Day Black King Pompey, Bernard McClamy Jr. and his return






Negro Election Day Queen Phyllis, Wife of Pompey - Andrea Lyman

Grand Marshall
Parade Grand Marshall - TBA



Host of parade dignitaries will be Skittles Jeeps. 

Salem Police Office
Danvers Police Office

Salem Fire Department

Essex County Honor Guard

Hawthorne Hotel

Step Into Culture


USS Constitution Color Guard

Salem United Inc.

Salem United, Inc. Float

North Shore Alliance of LGBTQ+ Youth

National Parks Commission






*Note:  Stay Tune for Upcoming Participates for 2023
eadline is June 30th, 2023

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Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll
Senator Joa
n Lovely

Full List Coming Soon

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