On October 4th, our students, families, and staff members proudly participated in The OAKLAND BLACK COWBOY ASSOCIATION 40th Annual Parade & Heritage Festival.
The festival followed continued after the parade at DeFremery Park @ 18th & Adeline with food, horse & pony rides and an array of entertainment and fun for the whole family.
The Oakland Black Cowboy Association is best known as the host of the annual Black Cowboy Parade and Festival. The Black Cowboy Parade is held in memory of the black cowboys that helped to settle the American West has been an exciting historic part of Oakland.
Check out the new images below in row 1-2.
Who is the Oakland Black Cowboy Association?
The Oakland Black Cowboy Association, a not-for-profit organization, has spent over three decades enlightening children and adults with the contributions of people of color in the settling of the West. This vision continues today with its annual parade and festival. People from all walks of life attend this one of a kind parade and festival which features nationwide cowboys, trick riders, schools community organizations, and local businesses.
(Click on image below to learn more about the OBCA)
Urban Cowboy by Gloria M. Pineda