Time & Location
Jun 10, 3:00 PM – Jun 11, 5:00 PM
Nashville, 73 Fairfield Ave, Nashville, TN 37210, USA
About the Event
This Parade aligns with a month full of Juneteenth events and is designed to commemorate the rich heritage of African Americans to the Nashville legacy. Individuals like James C Napier, Callie House, Tony Sudekum, Frederick Douglass, Diane Nash, and more.
On June 5th, 1897, African American community of Nashville held a Parade in Centennial Park…
It was called the Negro day parade. This was inspired by the words and motivation of historical leader Frederick Douglass when he visited the city in 1873 (8 years after the emancipation proclamation).
Donations will go towards expenses for the event. Any excess donations will be contributed to the South Nashville Sanctuary Fund, a fund dedicated to serving the residents from neighborhoods of South Nashville. The neighborhoods we focus on in 2023 include 37210 &s, particularly 37212 area code residents of the J.C. Napier Houses, Tony Sudekum Houses, and Edgehill Houses.
The path we are walking will be as such:
- Starting at Dudley Park
- Walk Down Chestnut Hill
- Turn Left Down Wharf Ave
- Cross Lafayette onto Charles E. Davis
- Turn Right onto Cannon St
- Take Cannon Down to Fairfield Ave.
- End the Parade just outside of Napier Elementary along Fairfield Ave,
The Areas for The Clean Up on June 10th during the Napier Day Parade & the locations for each Station.
1- Fairfield * (Napier Community Center)
2- Charles E Davis * (Pruitt Branch Library)
3- Lafayette * (Project Return)
Points of contact for Volunteers on June 10th:
Kamita- Recycle & Reinvest
Mickey- Ether Collective.
*All materials will be on-site with light refreshments for volunteers