53rd African American Day Parade returns in person under the theme “Good Health is Essential”

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell

The African American Day Parade, Inc. (AADP), one of the largest and oldest parades of Black American culture, was back in person Sunday, September 18th, 2022, for the 53rd Annual African American Day Parade.

“This year’s parade is special. After two years of being virtual, our communities are in a state of transition,” said parade Chairman Yusuf Hasan. “This year, the parade will highlight and honor our healthcare workers.”

The 53rd annual parade honored individuals and organizations that have made key contributions to the African American Community in the health field. This year’s parade theme is “Good Health is Essential”.

The Honorees are Sandra Lindsay: Northwell Health, Dr. Pamela Abner: Mount Sinai Hospital, Dr. Gary Butts: Mount Sinai Hospital, Dr. Michelle Henry: Weill Cornell Medical College, Bernard Robinson: Northwell Health, Nicola Buchanan: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Behfar Ehdaie: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Louis Voigt: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, David C. Banks: Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, and many more guests that have made a positive impact in the community.

The parade also honored Adeyemi Oyeilumi, Sylvia Alston, and photographer Bill Moore.