Why did you go to the African American Heritage Day Parade?

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The African American Heritage Day Parade was held Oct. 2 so we asked Pittsburghers what they felt about it. Here’s what you said.

“It’s important for us as African-Americans to be represented in a positive light.”
Serene Smith
Office worker
Oakland

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SERENE SMITH, MELISSA TAYLOR, ANNIE WILLIAMS-CARTER

“I’m here to support my community, with so much violence and mean things going on in the neighborhood, I just feel it was the right thing to do to support our community.”
Melissa Taylor
Office worker
Garfield

“I’m so happy to see everybody continue to carry on the traditions of the old days.”
Annie Williams-Carter
Retired health worker
Hill District

“The parade is the foundation of what we (August Wilson Center for African American Culture) are here to do.”
Andre Kimo Stone Guess
President, CEO August Wilson Center

“I’ve been here many times before but today I wanted to show my kids how we celebrate our history from past to present.”
John A. Logan Jr.
Security
East Liberty

“I am here to support the many talents at this forum and to take pride in the African-Americans here in Pittsburgh.”
Tony Watson
Civil engineer
Monroeville

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