The 37th annual Black History Parade and Cultural Faire was held in Anaheim on Saturday, February 4, 2017 and more than 8,000 people attended. The Parade, hosted by the Orange County Heritage Council (OCHC), was a huge success and included a beautiful 100 Black Men of Orange County float, 100BMOC members and 100BMOC Passport to the Future students. See video below and click HERE for additional photos.
Thousands of members of the community attended the event which also included noted community members, elected officials, community groups, school and church units, singing and dancing units, city service vehicles, and community members who have participated in the history of Orange County and surrounding areas.
Immediately following the Black History Parade is a Black Cultural Faire offered a bit of black history in the youth village, business connections and information, health information and screenings, activities for youth, food provided by community groups for sale, and excellent entertainment.
Black history is World history and there can be no accurate telling of world history without the inclusion of its Black contributors. OCHC works to maintain a focus on African Americans’ contributions to the strength of America.