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From left: Zaleiyah Clark, 2, waves at the Black History Month parade with her mother, Leathia Ellis, Sariayha Clark, 4, and Patrick Byers, 11, outside of the Victoria Community Center. Saturday's event was only the second parade that Zaleiyah had ever been watched and she was a little frightened of the procession.

Published on February 9, 2013

The Black History Month parade and festival at the Victoria Community Center.

Published on February 9, 2013

Mackalia Peoples, 12, left, and Ayngelyn Hobbs, 11, hold their beginning poses before performing with the Mount Nebo Baptist Church Praise Dancers, Angel Wings, during the Black History Month festival at the Victoria Community Center on Saturday. The festival also featured performances from other praise dancers and the Shields Elementary School Sharp Steppers.

Published on February 9, 2013

The Black History Month parade and festival at the Victoria Community Center.

Published on February 9, 2013

Many members of the Mount Nebo Baptist Church turned out to ride on a float and in a few cars in Saturday's Black History Month parade down North Street outside of the Victoria Community Center. Riders of the float are, from left: Kayliana McNary, 12, Mackalia Peoples, 12, Benjamin Hawkins, 11 months, Mordecai Hawkins, 7, and Camille Boone, 14. The parade route ran from Patti Welder Middle School to the Victoria Community Center.

Published on February 9, 2013

Ray'Jaa Turner, 11, looks over at her fellow Angel Wings praise dancers for the next move of their performance during the Black History Month festival at the Victoria Community Center on Saturday. The Angel Wings dancers were from Mount Nebo Baptist Church.

Published on February 9, 2013

Billy Spencer smiles at the crowd as he rides his motorcycle with the "Weekend Riders" during the Black History Month Parade outside of the Victoria Community Center. Saturday was Spencer's fourth or fifth time participating in the annual parade.

Published on February 9, 2013

Irene Greathouse twirls a ribbon as she walks with Palestine Baptist Church in the Black History Month parade down North Street outside of the Victoria Community Center. Saturday's was the annual event 26th year.

Published on February 9, 2013

The Black History Month parade and festival at the Victoria Community Center.

Published on February 9, 2013

Gwendolyn Gonzales, 7, ran into the parade to give Jax, the UHV Jaguar, a hug during the Black History Month parade on North Street in front of the Victoria Community Center. Saturday's event was co-sponsored by the University of Houston-Victoria. .

Published on February 9, 2013

The Black History Month parade and festival at the Victoria Community Center.

Published on February 9, 2013

The Black History Month parade and festival at the Victoria Community Center.

Published on February 9, 2013

The Black History Month parade and festival at the Victoria Community Center.

Published on February 9, 2013

The Black History Month parade and festival at the Victoria Community Center.

Published on February 9, 2013

The Black History Month parade and festival at the Victoria Community Center.

Published on February 9, 2013

The Black History Month parade and festival at the Victoria Community Center.

Published on February 9, 2013