The annual African American Heritage Day parade kicked off in the Northside on Saturday, August 25 at 11 a.m.
Photos by Ashlee Green
This year’s African American Heritage Day parade began on Pennsylvania Avenue in the Quik-It Chicken parking lot and ended at Manchester Field. Organizations, dance teams, musicians and politicians joined together to support each other and take pride in African American history and culture.
A Port Authority bus blocks off Pennsylvania Avenue for the parade route.
A Northside dance team preps for the parade.
Boxers from 3rd Avenue Boxing
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. excited to take part in the festivities
A man holds a Pan-African flag encouraging solidarity between people with shared African American heritage.
The African American Heritage Day banner kicks off the parade.
McKeesport Black Berets Drill Team
Drummers play a beat for the crowd
CCAC: “Our goal is your success.”
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., Pittsburgh Alumni Chapter
Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP)
Mayor Bill Peduto strikes a pose with paradegoers.
Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Black Media Federation (PBMF)
Representatives from PBMF throw candy to the crowd.
15233: Manchester’s ZIP code
Spectators enjoy the sunny day
Steelers fans with cars from the United Rays Corvette Club of Pittsburgh in the background
Onlookers pause for a photo
The African American Heritage parade is for the whole family
A mural at Manchester Field
Banner for the Heritage Day parade hangs on the fence around Manchester Field
Trophies for winners of the dance competition
Damage Dance Crew competed in the dance competition outside of Manchester Field after the parade