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Black History Month Kicks-off in Orange County with an Annual Parade in Anaheim

Bea Jones, an instructor with OC Learning Black History, waves to the attendees of the annual Orange County Black History Parade in Anaheim on Saturday, February 3, 2024. Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Culture OC
 

On the first Saturday of February each year, the Orange County Heritage Council holds its Black History Parade and Unity Festival. The annual event brings together and commemorates individuals who have been influential in Orange County history. 


This year's parade was held on Feb. 3. These photos were taken during the parade.


Performers in the annual Orange County Black History Parade in Anaheim on Saturday, February 3, 2024. Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Culture OC

Grand Marshall Kurt Alexander, better known as disc jockey Big Boy, waves to the attendees of the annual Orange County Black History Parade in Anaheim on Saturday, February 3, 2024. Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Culture OC

A performer in the annual Orange County Black History Parade in Anaheim on Saturday, February 3, 2024. Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Culture OC

Mike Jones rides in the annual Orange County Black History Parade in Anaheim on Saturday, February 3, 2024. Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Culture OC

Attendees of the annual Orange County Black History Parade wave to the radio host Big Boy in Anaheim on Saturday, February 3, 2024. Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Culture OC

Tustin City Council Member Letitia Clark waves to the attendees during the annual Orange County Black History Parade in Anaheim on Saturday, February 3, 2024. Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Culture OC

Ms. USA Universe Sharis Rhodes waves to the attendees of the annual Orange County Black History Parade in Anaheim on Saturday, February 3, 2024. Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Culture OC

Ballet folklórico perform in the annual Orange County Black History Parade on Saturday, February 3, 2024. Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Culture OC

Representatives from the Orange County Transit Authority in the annual Orange County Black History Parade on Saturday, February 3, 2024. Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Culture OC

Santa Ana City Council Member Jessie Lopez waves to attendees of the annual Orange County Black History Parade in Anaheim on Saturday, February 3, 2024. Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Culture OC


Classic cars helped carry honorees in the annual Orange County Black History Parade on Saturday, February 3, 2024. Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Culture OC


Stater Bros. Markets participates in the annual Orange County Black History Parade with its vintage truck as the parade marches down Anaheim Blvd. on Saturday, February 3, 2024. Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Culture OC


Anaheim City Council Member Stephen Faessel, right, waves to attendees of the annual Orange County Black History Parade in Anaheim on Saturday, February 3, 2024. Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Culture OC

Attendees dance on the sidelines during the annual Orange County Black History Parade in Anaheim on Saturday, February 3, 2024. Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Culture OC

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