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Published: 7/15/2012 - Updated: 1 year ago

Toledo celebrates African-American heritage

BY JEREMY WADSWORTH
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Marchers kick off the 8th annual African-American Festival by stepping down Dorr Street. The two-day festival that began Saturday celebrates the history, culture, heritage, and arts of the African-American community. Marchers kick off the 8th annual African-American Festival by stepping down Dorr Street. The two-day festival that began Saturday celebrates the history, culture, heritage, and arts of the African-American community.
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Riders with the Toledo Horsemen Club are among participants in the parade that started the two-day festival. Riders with the Toledo Horsemen Club are among participants in the parade that started the two-day festival.
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Quinsey Hammond of Toledo flips a slab of ribs he’s cooking for attendees at the festival on the University of Toledo Scott Park campus. Quinsey Hammond of Toledo flips a slab of ribs he’s cooking for attendees at the festival on the University of Toledo Scott Park campus.
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La’Mayah Gaston, 2, waves to marchers in the African-American Festival parade. Activities include rides, food, and entertainment. La’Mayah Gaston, 2, waves to marchers in the African-American Festival parade. Activities include rides, food, and entertainment.
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