On February 21, James will participate in Pasadena, California’s 27th Annual Black History Parade, which will begin at 10:00 AM at Charles White Park on Ventura Street at Fair Oaks Avenue in Altadena. The parade route will end at Robinson Park at 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave in Pasadena, where a family festival will be held which will include live music from The Delphonics and J. Boykin, food, information booths and a black history exhibition. The festival will run from 12:00 PM until 4:00 PM.
Other celebrities involved in the parade will include grand marshal Ken Whittingham, (graduate of Muir High School in Pasadena and producer and director associated with such TV shows as, “Everybody Hates Chris”, “Scrubs”, “30 Rock” and “The Office”), Mariah Wilson (“Dreamgirls”) and Mishon Ratliff (“Lincoln Heights”).
For more information on the parade call 626.744.7300.
Then on February 24, James will moderate a panel discussion entitled: Facing Two Wars – One Against the Enemy, One Against Prejudice: Chapters from African-American Military History.
Presented by the Pasadena Museum of History, the event will be held at James’ Fremont Centre Theatre at 7:30 PM. The panelists will include Altadena residents O. Oliver Goodall, a former pilot with the Tuskegee Airmen and Bruce Dennis, who served with the Buffalo Soldiers during World War II.
The Fremont Centre Theatre is located at 1000 Fremont Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030.
To make reservations or for more information on the panel discussion, call 626.577.1660 ext 10 or visit the Pasadena History website.