Negro Election Day Events

ANNUAL FLAG RAISING

HISTORY OF THE
BLACK AMERICAN  HERITAGE FLAG OF 1967

We are honored to have The Black American Heritage flag represent this wonderful history.  Every year we will do a flag raising in honor of the men and their families who designed this majestic flag.

The Black American Heritage flag was designed in 1967 by Melvin Charles and Gleason T. Jackson. According to the designers, "...the elements of the flag include the color black to represent pride and pigmentation and race; red, to remind us of the rich blood black men have shed for freedom, equality, justice and human dignity throughout the world; and gold, to represent intellect, prosperity, and peace. These colors are woven into a composition that juxtaposes the red and black in a set of three stripes: one black stripe centered between two red."
"Superimposed on the black stripe is a golden wreath of fig leaves. The cultivated fig is a native of Africa, and ranks as one of the most ancient of life-sustaining fruits. Centered within the golden wreath is a blunted Moorish boarding sword, symbol of leadership carried by the great Moorish leaders of the 8th century. The sword represents the strength and authority exhibited by a black culture that made many contributions to the world in mathematics, art, medicine, and physical science, heralding the contributions that black Americans would make in these and other fields."

2022 will bring this added event.  We will show our flag with pride and explain what the flag means.  We are using this day as a day of pride a day of education and a day of working toward self-governing for our community and many other communities of color.  We are not Minority Communities we are pride communities of Color.  

In 2022
1.   Reilly Park , Salem MA 

2.  City Hall, Lynn Mass
3.  Saturday in Salem MA during the event.  

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2022 NEGRO ELECTION DAY BLACK CELEBRATION FUTURE SCHEDULE 

Timeline

Friday - 12:00 noon 
Flag Raising and the Singing of the Black National Anthem

THEME:  Reilly Park, Downtown Salem , 207 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970


*Note:  12 Flag raisers listed upon approval - Coming Soon.

Saturday - 9:00 Park Opens
Flag Raising and the Singing of the Black National Anthem

THEME:  Rose Placid Singer
                 Brooklyn Brown-Northrup

 

Vendor Area: 10:00 – 10:30 a.m..
Vendors           5:30 p.m. Break Down

       Kids Corner
       Bouncy House – set up 10:00 a.m.

       Sports Area

               Basketball games, we will be working with future request

*Note:  Almost all Vendors are Community Based and will cater to uplifting, educating and empowering the low and minority communities
 

Parade Area:
11:30 a.m. – Set Up , Meet and Greet   
12:00 noon -  Parade Begins
                     

12:00 - 1:30 Negro Election Day Parade

*Note:  Parade Route Begins:  Derby Street, National Parks Site, turns on to Memorial Drive
  Parade Ends:  Restaurant Avenue and Bay View Avenue

1:30 - 2:00 Awards and Recognition Ceremony

*List of participates

1. TBA
2.  TBA

 

Entertainment
Main Stage: Opens at 9:00 a.m.
                       Ends 7:00 p.m.

Performers will be listed upon approval - Coming Soon.
 

Throughout Park  8:00 a.m. –  7:00 p.m.

Family unity – grilling, give-aways- family fun

*Note:   Any activities in Park on July 16, 2022 must be approved by Salem United, Inc.  **Security will be enforced.  

FAMILY, COMMUNITY AND NEIGHBOR GATHERING

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Save The Date:  July 16, 2022

Families come out from all over Massachusetts and join in on this days celebration.   Bring your grills and come cook out with us while enjoying the days festivities.

ENTERTAINMENT

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Live Music
Dance
Spoken Word
And More

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AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

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Acknowledge And Recognize Your Community

Salem United believes honoring those who work in the community is a big part of the days celebration.  A lot has changed since 1741 but a lot still need to be done in the struggle for equality, justice, disparity and more.  Without those in the community doing the work those changes would not be accomplished. 

 

So we say thank you and continue to honor - today, tomorrow and in the future.

Let us know who has worked for the best of our community and help us celebrate them in 2022

SPEAKERS

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Let Your Voice Be Heard In the Community

Part of our work is to disseminate information into the community.  We can't do that without your help.  Speakers are a very important part of our celebration. 
Your expertise is what our community needs. 

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VOTE VOTE VOTE

FIRST REGISTER

THEN VOTE!

VOTE EARLY AND BRING A FRIEND

Vote Now - They Died For Our Voices To Be Heard

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Negro Election Day

The First Black Voting System. 
When we meet at Salem Willows Park we are honoring the history of men who lost their freedom but not the courage to fight for their rights. 

 

Voting is our right, not their choice !

We have voter registration so you can be ready for 2020. 
Register to vote now. 

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Salem black walking tour 

Salem United, Inc. has  collaborated with a local tour guide to bring you a memorable tour.  Learn the incredible achievement s of the 19th century black contributions in the city of Salem.

 

During Negro Election Day weekend celebration a tour will be given on Friday, July 15th  and upon request or by group on Saturday, July 16, 2022. 

Take time to learn this important Black Historical Achievements