Negro Election Day 2023
Negro Election Day
Celebrating 1st Year
Friday - 12:00 noon - July 14, 2023
Flag Raising and the Singing of the Black National Anthem
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. July 15, 2023 Park Officially Opens
10:30 a.m. Flag Raising Singing of the Black National Anthem
Vendor Area: 10:00 – 5:00 p.m..
11:30 a.m. – Set Up , Meet and Greet
(ANNOUNCING NEW PARADE ROUTE) - DETAILS TO COME!
12:00 noon - Parade Begins
12:00 - 1:30 Negro Election Day Parade
1:30 - 2:00 Awards and Recognition Ceremony and Speakers
Main Stage: Opens at 10:00 a.m.
(ANNOUNCING NEW STAGE SET UP) - DETAILS TO COME!
Main Stage: Ends 7:00 p.m.
Throughout Park 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Family unity – grilling, giveaways- family fun
*Note: Any activities in Park on July 15, 2023, must be approved by Salem United, Inc. **Security will be enforced.
Salem United and Salem Historical Tour Partnership
BLACK HISTORY WALKING TOUR OF SALEM
Salem's rich history includes the infamous 1692 Witchcraft Trials, its significance during the American Revolution and what was once the number one seaport per capita in the USA. But few are aware of the incredible contributions of Blacks and African-Americans in our city.
Four years after Gov. John Winthrop wrote the state's first slavery law in 1634, the ship Desire traveled to Providence Island (Bahamas) and traded local indigenous men for African Americans.
They received their freedom in the next century and began to make great strides in the community and major contributions to Salem and the state by influencing policy, establishing businesses and leading the abolitionist movement.
Salem Historical Tours
Salem Black History Tour
8 Central Street
Salem, MA 01970