Celebrating the 156th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation in the Heart of Charleston, SC
2022 Emancipation Proclamation Parade was largest in history
Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg and representatives of the Emancipation Proclamation Association and the International African American Museum said this year’s Emancipation Proclamation Parade was largest ever.
Olympic Silver Medalist and Charleston native Raven Saunders served as the Parade Grand Marshal. This is America’s oldest parade in observance of the Emancipation Proclamation.
The 156th Annual Emancipation Proclamation Parade took place on Saturday, January 1, 2022. It started at Burke High School ended in front of the construction site of the International African American Museum. Some people traveled from across the Southeast to view the parade.
“I came down from Virginia with my family to see the Emancipation Proclamation Parade,” said one attendee. “We are so excited to celebrate with you and celebrate our heritage. We thank you for the wonderful hospitality you extended to us.”
“This is amazing,” said Dr. Tonya Matthews, CEO of the International African-American Museum. “To have the parade end at the spot where I am working feels humbling, embracing and brand new. This is my very first Emancipation Day Parade. Not every city in America does this. I really enjoyed the fellowship and the reminder that there is still work to be done.”
The parade was sponsored by the Emancipation Proclamation Association, a Charleston-based nonprofit organization. Parade proceeds (from parade registrations) benefit the Albert W. Hunt Education Scholarship Program maintained by the Emancipation Proclamation Association.
For more information, visit www.chsepa.wordpress.com or contact Deacon Robert Crawford, EPA President, at 843.817.5976, or email Crawford.email@example.com.
This is a Collection of Photographs and Videos from the 156th Emancipation Proclamation Parade held in Charleston South Carolina on Saturday, January 1, 2022.
The 156th Emancipation Proclamation ParadeUpdated
2926.Xtreme Elegance SUVUpdated
2864.Here Comes the ParadeUpdated
2865.2022 Emancipation Day King & QueenUpdated
2868. The MotorcyclesUpdated
2869.Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle ClubUpdated
2871.St. Matthews Baptist Church FloatUpdated
2872.St. Matthews Baptist ChurchUpdated
2873. Rev. & Mrs. Greets the CrowdUpdated
2874.Parade Participant goes byUpdated
2875.Miss S.C. Baptist YouthUpdated
2876.C. A. Brown High Alumni Association Inc.Updated
2877.CA Brown High Alumni Assoc Inc.Updated
2878.C. A. Brwon Hi Alum AssocUpdated
2879.Charity Baptist Church FloatUpdated
2880.Bibleway Baptist Church CharlestonUpdated
2881.Here come the CorvettesUpdated
2882.Here come the CorvettesUpdated
2884.Tim Lewis For CongressUpdated
2885.Kevin's North Area Trans And AutoUpdated
2919.Black Car in the paradeUpdated
2921.International African American Museum Parade FloatUpdated
2922.International African American Museum FloatUpdated
2923.Gullah Parties by Barbara CarUpdated
2925.Snowden Community Civic AssocUpdated
2929.Charleston Alumni Chapter SC State Univ Nat'l Alum AssocUpdated
2930.Burke High School Class of 1970Updated
2931.Burke Hi School Class or '70Updated
2932. Mitchell Elementary SchoolUpdated
2933.Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship Inc FloatUpdated
2935.Swing Phi Swing ParticipantsUpdated
2936.Swing Phi Swing FloatUpdated
2937.S E Region Swing Phi SwingUpdated
2938.Swing Phi Swing SUVUpdated
2939.Swing Phi Swing in the ParadeUpdated
2940.More Swing Phi SwingUpdated
2941.Swing Phi Swing Parade ParticipantUpdated
2942.Swing Phi Swing in full forceUpdated
2943. Swing Phi Swing in the ParadeUpdated
2944.Groove Phi Groove Tiger IV ChapterUpdated
2945.Alpha Phi Alpha FraternityUpdated
2946.Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity in the ParadeUpdated
2947.Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Xi Phi Lambda ChapterUpdated
2948.Edisto Area Young People's Division Sweetheart King & QueenUpdated
2949.Edisto Area Women's Missionary Society QueenUpdated
2950.Alpha Kappa Alpha FloatUpdated
2951.Calhoun & Elizabeth Street Follow the ParadeUpdated
2954.Here comes the MustangsUpdated
2955.Here comes The Zeta Phi Beta'sUpdated
2956.The Pan Hellenic Council FloatUpdated
2957 Pan Hellinc CouncilUpdated
2959 Star 99.7 FM VanUpdated
2961 Laing High School Class 61'Updated
2962 Charleston County Democratic Party (CCDP)Updated
2963 Old Classic CarsUpdated
2964 A.Black Classic CarUpdated
2965 A Convertible ClassicUpdated
2966 Classic AutosUpdated
2967.Here come the Classic CarsUpdated
2968.A Classic Car in the ParadeUpdated
2969.Here comes the MotorcyclesUpdated
2971.Parade of CarsUpdated
2973.Alpha Kappa AlphaUpdated
2974.Burke Youth Bulldogs CheerleadingUpdated
2975.Burke Youth BulldogsUpdated
2977.Lowcountry Juneteenth FloatUpdated
2981.Dream Realty SC VanUpdated
2982.Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage CorridorUpdated
2983.Lincolnville Preservation & Historic SocietyUpdated
2984.National Action NetworkUpdated
2985.A Motorcycle in the ParadeUpdated
2986.Justice Now FloatUpdated
2987.Racial Justice NetworkUpdated
2988.Minister Wives Alliance QueenUpdated
2989.Jerusalem RMUE ChurchUpdated
2991.Love A ParadeUpdated
2992.Tut-Tut Kemetic GroupUpdated
2995.I.B.P.O. Elks of the WorldUpdated
2997.Sunbeam Temple #1164Updated
2998.Queen Harry Graddick Co. B#5301Updated
2999.Henrietta B. White Temple #1342Updated
3001.Veterans Affairs Dept #27Updated
3002.Charleston Development AcademyUpdated
3003.James Chapel AMEUpdated
3004.James Chapel AME YPD DirectorUpdated
3005.Tamara Curry for Probate JudgeUpdated
3006.Tamara Curry Probate for Judge TruckUpdated
3010.Parade of CorvettesUpdated
3011.Gentlemen of Duty Distinction SUVUpdated
3012.Young Gentlemen Marching in the ParadeUpdated
3013.Gentlemen Duty and DistinctionUpdated
3014.Three Wheelers in the paradeUpdated
3015.Here comes the SlingshotsUpdated
3016.Here come the SlingshotsUpdated
3017.ATV's in the ParadeUpdated
3018.Here come the ATV'sUpdated
3020.Wheeling on An ATVUpdated
3021.Look Mom No Hands Wheeling on an ATV in the ParadeUpdated
2881.Charleston Mayor Teclkenburg poses for a picture with the organizers of the Emancipation Proclamation ParadeUpdated
2882.Dr.Matthews Greets Rev.Updated
2900.Volunteers Take a Fun PhotoUpdated
Dr. Tonya Matthews Addresses the crowd at the end of the ParadeUpdated
2905.Sisters Beverly Burch and Ethel GreenUpdated
Dr. Tonya MatthewsUpdated
Family Travels from Richmond Virginia for the 156th Emancipation Proclamation ParadeUpdated
2918.Covettes after the ParadeUpdated
2920.Rodney Scott's Whole Hog BBQUpdated
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