Pelham church celebrates Black History Month

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Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church is having a Black History Month parade Saturday morning.

According to the reverend of the church, Raquel Carter, the church is the longest standing church in Pelham.

They opened their doors in 1878.

The church says the parade will feature floats that show figures like Frederick Douglas and Jackie Robinson.

Carter says this event shows the community the church's place in history.

The parade will start in downtown Pelham on Sapp Ave.

It will end at Bethel AME church.

The pastor says,"It's so important just because we all get a chance to come together and celebrate. African-American month isn't just about black people celebrating it's about everybody."

The parade starts at 10 am.

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