School Band Recognition Day:
Fleming Middle School Band
Ross A. Sterling Aviation High School Wall of Sound Raider Band
Royal High School Marching Sound Machine Band
Jack Yates High School Marching "Band
This year Black Heritage Society had a School Recognition Day for School Bands participating in the 44th Original MLK Jr. Parade giving each Black Heritage Society and City of Houston Certificate and $300, a total of $2100. Seven school bands received recognition. We look forward to the 45th Annual MLK Jr. Parade Day, January 16, 2023.
Black Heritage Society inc. Impacts the community by providing opportunities for economic empowerment, thereby strong community partners. As part of our commitment to Dr. MLK Jr.'s Dream aspiration, economic empowerment is one of our primary focuses.
The Black Heritage Society was created in 1974 and is responsible for organizing our nation's first "Original Martin Luther King Jr., Parade on January 21st of 1978 and having the honor of being sanctioned by the King family. Dr. King's father, Martin Luther King Sr. (also known as Daddy King), commissioned and served as the inaugural parade's first-ever grand marshal.
As part of our nation's black history and national history, we respectfully honor and salute our organization's late founder, Mr. Ovide Duncantell Jr., this February 2022. In addition, this year, school bands will receive a certificate and gift celebrating the legacy of Mr. Ovide Duncantell Jr. and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Furthermore, the organization continues to lead important initiatives year-round to ensure that Dr. King and Mr. Duncantell's visions of prosperity for minority and underserved communities thrive.