Annual Black History Parade in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (WCIV) -- Georgetown's annual Black History Parade is Saturday.

The town has been holding the parade each year for 32 years.

The parade line-up will be at East Bay Park in downtown Georgetown starting at 11 a.m.

The parade will start at 1 p.m. and head down Front Street.

The Grand Marshal for the parade is Dr. William J. Walker, a native of Georgetown who served as the director of the Georgetown County Alcohol and Drug Commission, making him the first African America to serve as director for a county-affiliated agency since Reconstruction. He . He was also the first African American to serve as president of the Georgetown County United Way and the only African American to serve as chairman of the South Carolina Authorities of Alcohol and Drug Commission.

A reception will be held at Mt. Zion Baptist Church on Emanuel Street after the parade.