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Black History Parade rolls through Downtown Monroe

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Monroe, La (KNOE 8 News) - For the 33rd year, the Black History Parade rolled through Downtown Monroe. 

Sponsored by the Renaissance Movement Committee, the parade had more than 100 entries.       

Donations from around the community support the parade and provide $500 scholarships to area high school seniors.   

Committee president Willie Williams said this event does more than honor black history.

"This is good for the community because there are businesses here that you may not know about," Williams said. "There are officials here you may not know about. And it kind of brings them out so people can see what Monroe has exactly."

During the parade, the City of Monroe partnered with area dentists and orthodontists to hand out free toothpaste and tooth brushes to kids along the parade route.

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