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Published: 7/21/2013 - Updated: 1 year ago


The Ninth Annual African-American Festival

The Ninth Annual African American Festival Saturday, July 20, 2013, at the Scott Park campus of the University of Toledo featured live music, food, amusement rides and a number of vendors specializing in health and education. The theme of this year's festival is, "Celebrating our History, Health, and Education." Organizers say they expect to beat their previous year's attendance of 25,000. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW.

Helena Times, of West Toledo, center, looks down on her daughter Thailee, 19 months-old, as Cherel Carter, 16, of West Toledo, right, tries to get a hug during the Ninth Annual African American Festival Saturday, July 20, 2013, at the Scott Park campus of the University of Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Helena Times, of West Toledo, center, looks down on her daughter Thailee, 19 months-old, as Cherel Carter, 16, of ...
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Marvin Taylor II, owner of Trinity Medical Supply LLC, right, and his wife Nekiesha, center, answer questions for a potential customer about their new medical supply start-up. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Marvin Taylor II, owner of Trinity Medical Supply LLC, right, and his wife Nekiesha, center, answer questions for a potential ...
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Deja Williamson, of West Toledo, center left, listens to the live music as her friend Joy Fullilove, center, jokes with her son Mark Smith, 9, both of West Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Deja Williamson, of West Toledo, center left, listens to the live music as her friend Joy Fullilove, center, jokes with ...
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Jay Rush Jennings, center, preforms. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Jay Rush Jennings, center, preforms.
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Nina Whittington, center, shakes up a fresh glass of lemonade while working at the Fresh Squeezed Lemonade booth. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Nina Whittington, center, shakes up a fresh glass of lemonade while working at the Fresh Squeezed Lemonade booth.
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Michelle Washington, left, and her daughter Na Reze W. Bailey, both of the Old West End, right, cheer as they ride the swings with Bailey's son Matthew, 2, center. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Michelle Washington, left, and her daughter Na Reze W. Bailey, both of the Old West End, right, cheer as they ...
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Emma Wilburin, 65, of Toledo, left, hoisted an umbrella up to try and stay cool as she waited for the next set of live music to begin. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Emma Wilburin, 65, of Toledo, left, hoisted an umbrella up to try and stay cool as she waited for the ...
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Syriana Larkins, 6, keeps still as Korinne Turnbell, of the Imagine Clay Avenue Community School, left, paints her face. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Syriana Larkins, 6, keeps still as Korinne Turnbell, of the Imagine Clay Avenue Community School, left, paints her face.
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