MISSION statement

Our mission is to highlight African American culture, heritage and unity; showcase the best and brightest of our community and commemorate the legacy of our ancestors.


To Inspire a world where African Americans proclaim independence WITHIN OUR COMMUNITIES IN the areas of Business, Education, Health, Arts/Culture & Politics/Government.


 celebrating 50 years...


The African American Day Parade, Inc. celebrates 50 years in the legendary Harlem, New York on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 1PM. The African American Day Parade (AADP) is held every third Sunday in September and it is the most renowned African American parade in the country, with the largest cross-section of participants, including community & political leaders, community-based & religious organizations, civil servants, celebrities, fraternities & sororities, marching bands, dance ensembles and many more, with a viewing of over 900,000 attendees along the parade route. We are considered a National Parade, with more than 200 participating organizations from over 12 states and many countries throughout the diaspora.

The AADP focuses on five basic components that help to strengthen the community: Business, Education, Health, Politics/Government & Arts/Culture. Each year we choose one of these sectors as our theme and we invite those that have contributed to that field to act as our Grand Marshals,  Marshals, and Honorary Guests. This year the AADP theme is “Integrity & Transparency = Good Government” and we will honor individuals that have contributed to the African American community through Politics & Government. We are pleased to highlight those who have shown positivity through their platform and have contributed to the success and dignity of the community and this country.

African American Day Parade, Inc. is a 501(c)3 Tax-Exempt organization, and all funding is collected in the efforts to provide a historical event for the community that celebrates African American Culture, Heritage & Legacy. Please support our efforts and donate today!