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Saturday, Feb 22 2014 04:51 PM

PHOTO GALLERY: Community gathers at Black American History Parade

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    LaShawn Marshall carries a portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., during Saturday's annual Black American HIstory Parade in Bakersfield. She was with St. Peter Church on the parade route.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Dorena Patterson, left, Helen Fite, and Barbara Thomas, right, cheer during the annual Black American History Parade Saturday in Bakersfield.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    People's Missionary Baptist Church participates in Saturday's event (Black American History Parade) during Black History month.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    While watching Saturday's Black American History Parade, Trey Florence holds his daughter, Tra'syha, along the parade route.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Dancers in the Black American History Parade stop every so often in the parade to put on a good show for the spectators Saturday in Bakersfield.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Spectators had good seats in Bakersfield along Saturday's annual Black American History Parade route.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    During the parade Saturday, Grand Marshal Lamont Coleman, left, gets out of his car in the parade and meets and greets spectators during the annual Black American History Parade.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Taylor Waugh got a close look at the parade participants Saturday during the annual Black American HIstory Parade in town.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Cal Sterling with the 240 Motorcycle Club from Sacramento does a burnout during the Black American History Parade, Saturday, in Bakersfield. Sterling went to Bakersfield High School.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Compton Vikings Cheerleaders put on a good show while marching in Saturday's annual Black American History Parade.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    The Grand Marshal in Saturday's annual Black American History Parade, Lamont Coleman, waves to the crowd.

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By The Bakersfield Californian

It was a celebration of community and history in Bakersfield Saturday morning.

The annual Black American History Parade brought out dancers, cheerleaders, marchers and more.

Californian photographer Casey Christie shares these images from the parade.

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