Recruit Officer Powell Dupreme, his mother, Correction Officer Belinda Ifill, and Deputy Warden Clayton Augustus pause after marching in the African American Day Parade, in Harlem (inset, top left). Commissioner Dora Schriro and Chief of Department Michael Hourihane joined leaders of the Guardians, a fraternal organization of African-American staff, and nearly 150 other DOC members for the annual march up Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard. The first African American Day Parade was held in 1969, with Congressman Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. serving as Grand Marshall.

Download (PDF, 980KB)