Countdown
To
Negro Election Day 2023

Negro Election Day
Celebrating 1st Year
State Holiday

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2023 NEGRO
ELECTION DAY 

PROPOSED SCHEDULE

TIMELINE 2023

Friday - 12:00 noon - July 14, 2023

Flag Raising and the Singing of the Black National Anthem

THEME:  TBA

Saturday, 8:00 a.m. July 15, 2023 Park Officially Opens

10:30 a.m. Flag Raising Singing of the Black National Anthem

THEME:  TBA
 

Vendor Area: 10:00 – 5:00 p.m..


Parade Area:
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

Entertainment
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

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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

978.745.0666

                            Tour Dates: 

Coming Soon!

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