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A Taste of Salem, Massachusetts

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT SALEM?
  1. Salem   is a coastal city in Essex County, Massachusetts, in the United States, located on Massachusetts' North Shore. It is a New England bedrock of history and is considered one of the most significant seaports in Puritan American history.

  2. The city's reported population was 41,340 at the 2010 census.

  3. President Barack Obama signed executive order HR1339 on January 10, 2013, designating Salem as the birthplace of the U.S. National Guard.

  4. More than one million tourists from all around the world visit Salem annually, bringing in at least $100 million in tourism spending each year.

Radio Stations

WEEI 93.7 FM Lawrence, MA Sports
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WBZ 98.5 FM Boston, MA Sports
WSAK 102.1 FM Hampton, NH Classic Hits
WODS 103.3 FM Boston, MA Top-40
WBOQ 104.9 FM Gloucester, MA Classic Hits
WROR 105.7 FM Framingham, MA Classic Hits
WXKS 107.9 FM Medford, MA Top-40

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Demographics of Salem, Massachusetts

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

81.5%

4.9%

0.22%

2.6%

15.6%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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SALEM WILLOWS BLACK (PICNIC) FESTIVAL AKA NEGRO ELECTION DAY CONTINUES ITS 276 YEAR TRADITION OF SHARING FAMILY UNITY, CULTURE AND RENEWING THE SPIRIT OF HISTORY

FRMAINGHAM, MA (May 20, 2017) – Salem Willows Black (Picnic) aka Negro Election Day hosted by Salem United will welcome thousands of visitors during its one day phenomenal display of family, friends, diversity and culture. In its 276 th year, the Salem Willows Black Picnic has expanded to develop into one of Salem’s cultural events, as well as the largest contributor to the preservation of African American history in the North Shore and beyond through celebration.

Salem United’s mission to become a catalyst to protect and preserve this Tradition has proven successful over the past few years. This year the Festival has assembled expert local Organizations as vendors to empower, educate and uplift residents in Salem and throughout Massachusetts.

Upholding the History of Salem Willows Black (Picnic) Festival aka Negro Election Day is a means to demonstrate the historical importance of the first Black Voting process in the Country while increasing efforts to empower minorities in their cities and towns, which will lead to lowering economic, health and educational disparities, through our mini health fair with a bone marrow diver, educational vendors and our annual voter drive.

“Salem United’s ongoing diligence to preserve and revitalize this local tradition and its continued spirit to raise awareness of this historical Black Event, celebrated the 3rd Saturday in July is the first priority”, said Doreen Wade, President of Salem United. “Now 276 years later, this little known black history fact, Salem Willows Black Picnic aka Negro Election Day is returning to roots as the largest event of its kind solely dedicated to preserving and restoring its historical significance while making it relevant to today.”

Negro Election Day may be called Salem Willows Black (Picnic ) Festival but it is the oldest Black History Event in the Country, setting it sites to become the largest Black Historical Tradition in New England and setting the standards as the model for pride and empowerment. Salem United’s parade gives back to the Community, Black unsung hero’s of yesterday yet honoring the accomplishments of today’s unsung heroes.

Our parade theme: “Honoring Those Who Serve”, welcomes and introduces Masonic history part of our past culture while working to build positive relationships between the Blue and Black Community, positive images which show inclusion and not exclusion. And this year welcomes the historical inclusion of our Salem Willows Queen which dates back to the 1740’s, Mrs Massachusetts International. And our Grand Marshal will be Mr. Marvin Gilmore who in his own right is a historical military figure.

Although the Festival’s history began in Salem, MA, 276 years ago visitors throughout Massachusetts and New England come and are amazed to know that its history is more than a day coming together and grilling in Salem Willows Park. Is a long and honorable history of a freed Slaved, who took his land he obtained by his ex slave owner and allowed Blacks throughout New England to gather.

Then these same Blacks voted for this man to serve as King/Governor to represent the issues, concerns and need of the Black Community. This became the first political voting process in America by any freed Black Persons in the US,. Salem Willows Park will officially open on Saturday, July 1, 2017 and run through that day.

FESTIVAL EVENTS
Gates Open: 9:00 a.m
Parade: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Community Awardee’s/Honoree’s: 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.

Vendors Open: 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

ENTERTAINMENT
Stage Opens 10:00 a.m.

*Note: Various forms of entertainment will act throughout the day. Admissions are FREE all day.

ART RAFFLE
Visitors have a chance to win one a beautiful painting by artist Clarence Pointer, Master Pencil Artist to enjoy in their own home by purchasing raffle tickets and depositing them in their ticket container. Raffle will take place on Saturday, July 15, 2017..

Salem Willows Black Picnic aka Negro Election Day is located at Salem Willows Park at 167 Fort Ave, Salem, MA 01970 For more information, please call (781) 502-5512 or visit www.salemunitedinc.org

About Salem United
Salem United fosters maturity in economics, politics, culture, sports, arts and academics; through its diverse communities, encouraging everyone to work together as one. Salem United Board came together, to maintain the historic importance of the Salem Willows Black Picnic and join individuals, organizations and companies in bettering our communities.

Salem United’s goal for Negro Election Day aka Salem Willows Black (Picnic) Festival is to continue a commitment to the historical significance of the Black Picnic for all ages, with an emphasis on maintaining family values.

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Businesses in Salem, Massachusetts


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. African American Heritage Sites -  Category: Services -  This is an excellent brochure produced by the National Park Service    - (visit website)

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. In a Pig's Eye -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   148 Derby St, Salem, MA (978) 741-4436   - (visit website)

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Salem Maritime National Historic Site Black HIstory Ep

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