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LaShawn Marshall carries a portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., during Saturday's annual Black American HIstory Parade in Bakersfield. She was with St. Peter Church on the parade route.

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Dorena Patterson, left, Helen Fite, and Barbara Thomas, right, cheer during the annual Black American History Parade Saturday in Bakersfield.

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People's Missionary Baptist Church participates in Saturday's event (Black American History Parade) during Black History month.

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While watching Saturday's Black American History Parade, Trey Florence holds his daughter, Tra'syha, along the parade route.

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Dancers in the Black American History Parade stop every so often in the parade to put on a good show for the spectators Saturday in Bakersfield.

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Spectators had good seats in Bakersfield along Saturday's annual Black American History Parade route.

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During the parade Saturday, Grand Marshal Lamont Coleman, left, gets out of his car in the parade and meets and greets spectators during the annual Black American History Parade.

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Taylor Waugh got a close look at the parade participants Saturday during the annual Black American HIstory Parade in town.

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Cal Sterling with the 240 Motorcycle Club from Sacramento does a burnout during the Black American History Parade, Saturday, in Bakersfield. Sterling went to Bakersfield High School.

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Compton Vikings cheerleaders put on a good show while marching in the 2014 Black American History Parade.

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Lamont Coleman, the grand marshal in of the 2014 Black American History Parade, waves to the crowd.

It was a celebration of community and history in Bakersfield Saturday morning.

The annual Black American History Parade brought out dancers, cheerleaders, marchers and more.

Californian photographer Casey Christie shares these images from the parade.