Courtesy of KTBS
(SHREVEPORT, La.) — The African American History Parade Celebration Committee is excited once again to present the African American History Parade Celebration on Saturday, February 4, 2017.
Special guests for this 29th year include Grand Marshals Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler and Caddo Schools Superintendent Dr. Lamar Goree. The parade features local churches, drill teams, youth groups and a lot more.
Over the years, the festivities have grown and thousands are expected to march along the parade route. The bands and marching groups will leave the staging area at Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, head up Milam Street, take a left on Market Street, then another left onto Texas Street and one last left back to Milam. Then the parade makes its way back to the Municipal Auditorium.
Event organizer, State Rep. Barbara Norton, encourages everyone to get downtown early. She says area streets will be closing about 8 am as parade entries start lining up at the Municipal Auditorium at 8 am.
The parade is scheduled to begin at 11 am. Roads are generally inconvenienced until about 2 pm.