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Wakulla County celebrates Black History Month with festival

Wakulla County celebrates Black History Month with festival
Posted at 6:48 PM, Feb 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-17 17:27:40-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)- Every third weekend of February, citizens band together to hold the annual Wakulla County African American Heritage Festival.

Dozens of people paraded down Crawfordville highway to celebrate Black History Month on Saturday.

Many organizations from all over Wakulla County drove floats, engaged with local residents and handed out candy during the parade. There were also activities and performances at Hudson Park.

"Everyone gets together and comes out and we do a parade, they have vendors and everything. So to give out and to return back to the neighborhood. So it's a good thing," said Wakulla County Resident Janice Sellers.

Philadelphia Eagles Linebacker Nigel Bradham also attended the festival. The hometown hero and Super bowl champion was presented an award from the Wakulla Christian Coalition, honoring his accomplishments.

Bradham says he's honored and blessed to be part of Saturday's festivities. He hopes he can inspire others in his hometown and across the world to achieve their dreams.