Thanksgiving Weekend November 24-26,2023
SHARING OUR LEGACY
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 25
HALL OF FAME BANQUET
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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25
THE PARADE 10AM FOOTBALL GAME & TAILGATE 12PM - 5PM
BON SECOIURS TRAINING CENTER
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26
HOUR OF POWER 10AM
ARMSTRONG HIGH SCHOOL
The Armstrong vs. Walker Football Classic 1938 -1978
NOT JUST A GAME
To commemorate the legacy of the State of Virginia’s greatest annual high school rivalry football game the “Armstrong Walker Classic”, the City of Richmond, the Black History Museum and Cultural Center and alumni of both Maggie L Walker and Armstrong High schools have come together to present the 2nd Annual “Armstrong Walker Football Classic Legacy Project”. The project will be a month long celebration of this era with the parade, tailgate and other activities taking place on Thanksgiving weekend 2023.
The beauty of this project is the two high school’s alumni are working together, engaging the City of Richmond’s youth through the Richmond Public Schools and the Department of Parks and Recreation.
This project helps preserve, educate and advance the history of Richmond’s jewel of the past that meant so much to the black community and enriched the city of Richmond for over 40 years. It captures the spirit of that special game that took place annually on Thanksgiving Saturday from 1938-1978.
The parade route will change this year.
Parade route starts at G W Carver Elementary School (Oak and Leigh Streets) marching up to The Bon Secours Training Center, 2401 W Leigh Street Richmond, VA.
The Park & Rec Football Game and Tailgate Party will take place at The Bon Secours Training Center,.
The parade, game and tailgate is a community event free to the public.
AWFC LEGACY PROJECT
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