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Parade celebrates Black History Month

By Catharin Shepard
Published in News on February 28, 2010 8:12 AM

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Darius E. Carlton, of Mount Olive, holds his 13-month-old granddaughter Deja Carlton on his shoulders for a view of the Mount Olive Black History Month Parade on Saturday.

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Fifteen-year-old twins Sashawn Maddix, right, and Lashawn Maddix hold a banner bearing the images of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and President Obama in the Mount Olive Black History Month Parade on Saturday.

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James Jarmond does his Michael Jackson impersonation during School Street Elementary school's Black History Month Celebration. Each grade performed in a Michael Jackson theme talent show.

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News-Argus/MICHAEL BETTS

First graders at School Street Elementary perform during the school's Black History Month Celebration. Each grade performed in a Michael Jackson theme talent show. Students read statements declaring the achievements of famous African Americans.

MOUNT OLIVE -- Thousands turned out Saturday afternoon to celebrate the contributions and honor the struggles of black Americans at the second annual Mount Olive Unity group Black History Month Parade. About 3,000 people lined the town's streets for the...

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