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Haitian parade set to hit Blue Hill Ave. on May 17

Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Newspaper Article
Publication Date:
May 2009
Dorchester, MA
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
United States, Blacks, Caribbean Americans, Cultural identity, Parades, Boston (Massachusetts), Dorchester neighborhood, Mattapan neighborhood
"That is the difference between the parade in Haiti and the parade in America. Here - it unites us," said [Wilner Auguste]. "I believe that if we can live with the idea of being united for one day then that idea can carry on throughout the rest of our days." The main objectives of the Annual Haitian Heritage Month celebrations, Auguste says, are to "highlight the Haitian culture by providing a better understanding and visual representation of the Haitian way of life to a wide range of authences." For more information, please see the website haitianheritagemonth.net.