GALLERY: 2024 Black History Month parade rolls through historic downtown

Published 9:37 am Sunday, February 18, 2024

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A brisk wind and cold weather did not stop many from attending the 2024 Black History Month parade, organized by

The parade began as scheduled at 2 p.m. Saturday and proceeded from the Forks of the Road — once the 2nd largest slave market in the South — to the Martin Luther King triangle — once the hub for Natchez’s thriving Black business district.

This year’s parade theme is “We Made That: Ideas & Inventions That Changed the World.”

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“We wanted a theme that is both inspiring and educational. We want to inspire a spirit of innovation and creativity in our local community and learning all that our ancestors were able to do with so little gives us hope about what is possible for us now,” said Dr. Azalia Smith, a parade organizer.

In case you missed it we captured these scenes from the festivities. is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that organizes free activities to unite the community. To support this and future events, visit