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MPS Staff Join in the Fun at Annual African-American Heritage Foundation’s Parade and Festival

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

MPS representatives (from left): BOE member Jessica de Koninck, BOE member Eve Robinson, Renaissance Principal Ed Wilson, MHS student Noah Gale, MHS Principal James Earle, Buzz Aldrin Assistant Principal Major Jennings, Superintendent Kendra V. Johnson, Community Liaison Eustacia Sweatt, MPS Student Equity Advocate Joseph Graham, Jr.

The 29th annual Montclair African-American Heritage Foundation’s (MAAHF) Parade and Festival took place on Sat., June 2. Members of the Montclair Public Schools and Board of Education, community members who represent the public and private business sectors, public officials, celebrated athletes and artists, community organizers and organizations came together to walk the parade route and ride on floats through the South Ward section of Montclair. In addition, the festivities included stilt walkers, a petting zoo, gaming truck, food vendors and more.

The mission of MAAHF is to build upon the rich African-American cultural legacy through support of quality local programs funded through grass roots organized events. Providing quality historical, health, and cultural education within interactive forum settings to strengthen the community as a whole.  Additionally, through individual, corporate and business support, MAAHF provides scholastic scholarships and fosters opportunities to create model programs which encourage harmonious living.

(L-r) MPS Student Equity Advocate Joseph Graham, Jr., Dept. of Equity, Curriculum and Instruction secretary Roxanne Smith, Superintendent Kendra V. Johnson, Community Liaison Eustacia Sweatt.

Left: Another view of the MPS banner (Buzz Aldrin Middle School Principal Jill Sack pictured behind).
Right: Fourth Ward Councilwoman Dr. Renee Baskerville.

Montclair's African American Heritage Foundation float.

Residents cheer more marchers, the Montclair Neighborhood Development Corporation.

Updated: 6/6/2018