The famous 25th Annual Black History Parade marches down Martin Luther King Street in Hattiesburg, MS.
Hattiesburg Management Group was able to secure a ground-breaking deal with Raycom's WDAM Bounce TV. For the first time, an entire parade was broadcasted live on a major tv network in the City of Hattiesburg, similar in fashion to the famous Macy's Thanksgiving Parade.
Celebrating its 25th year, the famous Black History parade marched down Martin Luther King Ave ending at Vernon Dahmer Park as it featured dancing groups, floats, car clubs, historical figures, and so much more. More excitingly was a live production on the widely popular Bounce Tv Channel as 1,000's were expected to tune in and watch.
"It was an idea we presented to Raycom's local leadership that we thought we be beneficial to our community. We're excited that the leadership at WDAM agreed. We laid the ground-work to what's sure to be a bigger and better parade as early as next year. Projects like these take thousands of dollars in investments and we're hopeful that we can continue to build on what we started this year. I can't say enough about how grateful not only our firm is, but our community as a whole is for this partnership to bring African American History into the homes of 1,000's," a spokesperson with Hattiesburg Management Group said.
The grand marshal for this year's parade was Sharon Thompson, the first woman elected to the Forrest County Board of Supervisors.