Gloria Patterson, Bakersfield Black American History Parade

2020 Parade Grand Marshal -Mr. Rich Richardson, South High School Educator


High School Marching Unit / Grand Marshall – Centennial High School Hawks

Junior High/ Elementary – Emily Smith Baton Twirler ( Lemoore, Ca )

Civic / Religious – Israel United in Christ

Community – Jerusalem Mission Community COGIC

Equestrian Unit Featured Rider 1st – Leroy Patterson (Palmdale, Ca)

Group Rider 1st-Brotherhood Youth Riders (Stockton, Ca)

Group Rider 2nd – Kim Hill and Sons

Drum Lines Combination – Pasadena Cowgirls Drill Team and Drum Squad Pasadena,Ca

Cultural Professional Units – One Body Community Church Praise Dancers(Fresno, Ca)

Youth Drill – St. Peter Restoration Community Christian

Adult Drill -African American Child Care Providers

Cheer Team – McKinley Mighty Mustangs

Flag/Drill Units – TNT Dance Crew and Cheer

Costume Dance Novelty – Dynasty Dance Crew

Group Dance Units -Dat Krew

Youth Dance Flag – Bougie Brats

Civic Youth Unit – Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Gamma Alpha Sigma-Rhoer’s Club

Floats Civic/Fraternal -Prince Hall San Joaquin Lodge #11

Floats Featured Youth – Mikalela and Briana Bowens

Floats Commercial/Business – Kool Line Express

Floats Service Organization -Miss Kern County Pageant Queens

Church Organization – Rising Star Baptist Church

Floats Cultural Organization – Miss Natural Beauty

Marching Combination Units Civic /Car Clubs – Bakersfield Senior Center

Marching Fraternal/Greek – Alpha Kappa Alpha, Kappa Kappa Omega Chapter

(Miss Fashionetta Pageant)

Antique Auto Units Car Club- Latin World

Motorcycle /Novelty Units – Rare Breed Motorize Bicycles

Recreational Novelty Units – Runway Slave – Tom Patterson

On behalf of the Bakersfield Black American History Parade Committee, I want to congratulate

each parade winner, thank our DJ Ace Hanks, Lorraine Dansby, Alpha Nesbitt, Onyanga

Dean, Nassir Saleem, Zeniyah Brown, Briana Peevy, Bernita Jenkins, George and Juanita

Washington of Kool Line Express along with all the volunteers for their diligent work. Thank

you to the participating Heritage Awards Festival local and guest vendors on a successful

community event. I want to commend the entire Bakersfield community for coming out

together in Unity to Support the Village and one another in a powerful way in celebration of

our “Cultural Bridges for the future.”

If you are interested in volunteering to work in preparation for 2021 Bakersfield Black America

History Parade and Heritage Awards Festival please contact the Organizer, Gloria Patterson

to find out just how you may help by calling (661) 703-7955 to sign up.