Toledo celebrates African-American heritage

7/15/2012
BY JEREMY WADSWORTH
BLADE PHOTOGRAPHER
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.

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.

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.

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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