Mayor Campbell Signs Proclamation for Black History Parade Day

WITNESSES observing as Mayor Bob Campbell signs the proclamation for Black History Parade Day on Tuesday, Feb.13.

Story and photos by JENNA BAILEY

At DeFuniak Springs City Hall on the afternoon of Tuesday, Feb. 13, Mayor of
DeFuniak Springs Bob Campbell signed a proclamation deeming the third Saturday of February,
beginning Feb. 17, 2018, as Black History Parade Day. “WHEREAS, we acknowledge that
because of the contributions of those recalled during this month, many citizens will know that
the story of African-Americans is the story of one of the greatest fights of human spirit in
history…”, reads the proclamation. Each year, since 2015, the Black History Parade has taken
place on Circle Drive in DeFuniak Springs and each year the parade features a theme – this
year’s theme being African-Americans in the military. On Saturday, February 17, at 11 a.m. the
Black History Parade will take place to celebrate the African Americans that have fought for our

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS MAYOR BOB CAMPBELL reading aloud the proclamation for
Black History Parade Day, in a ceremony held Feb. 13, 2018 at DeFuniak Springs City Hall.