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Image of the Week
Last Monday, September 1st, Eastern Parkway and the surrounding area were pulsing with the excitement of the annual West Indian Day Parade. The tradition of a Caribbean parade on Labor Day in Brooklyn goes back to late 1960. Here are the timeline, facts and links to the information about this important community event. Naturally, it has been extensively documented by many professional and amature photographers. Here is a image taken in 1998 by the celebrated Jamel Shabazz. It is one of several images taken by Shabazz on that day.
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