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Durham hosts MLK Black History Month Parade

Posted February 2, 2013

— The Bull City kicked off Black History Month with a parade on Saturday.

The MLK Black History Month Parade is an 11-year tradition for Durham. Despite the cold, the marching bands, dance teams and groups made their way down Fayetteville Road.

Durham Bulls’ mascot Wool E. Bull proved to be a parade favorite. Rep. G.K. Butterfield served as the grand marshal. 

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  • paultaylorsr100 Feb 6, 1:53 p.m.

    "Black History Month . . . . . " and " . . . African-American History Month".

    Gezzzzzzz. Make you mind up, which is it now?!!!

  • anneonymousone Feb 4, 1:00 p.m.

    Before the nonsense about where White History Month shows up here, let me say, as a white woman, that most American history books pay attention solely to the history of white middle-class and upper-class men; there's very little about people of color, the working class, or white women.

    Black History Month is needed still to provide a more balanced account of American history. A time may come when it is not needed, but that time is most decidedly not now.

    I often attend African-American History Month events and am glad for the education.