Rockford- The celebration took place downtown in the 200 block of North Main Street and inside Veterans Memorial Hall.
The Black Family Reunion has been taking place the last 23 years in Rockford. This year it was a tribute to African American women of the civil rights era.
The celebration ended with music from the 1950’s and 1960’s and dancing.
"This year marks 50 years of the civil rights march, the Martin Luther King ‘I Have a Dream’ speech that is so historical and so important for us to celebrate, that we enjoy having everybody out with us," said National Council of Negro Women President Deetra Salllis.
Organizers will hold the event again next year for anyone who would like to take part.
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