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Parade co-chair Dr. Howard Hopkins former AD and football coach Maggie Walker -  hhophome@comcast.net

Parade co-chair McDaniel Anderson for QB Armstrong 1968 -  macktheqb@gmail.com

Old school tailgate captains Johnathan Davis Maggie Walker 1978 -  jddavis3111@gmail.com 
and James “Poo” Jackson Armstrong 1975 - jjackson@vaccd.com

 All Events Are Free

Parade day on Thanksgiving Saturday just like the classic game.

1. The Armstrong / Walker Football Classic Legacy Parade (10:00am) – ….Create an annual African American theme parade in Richmond every year on Thanksgiving Saturday morning starting at 6th and Leigh. It will travel down Leigh Street to Maggie Walker High School building. The parade will be used to help teach the special games history to the young, create an annual free public event for all ages and bring back to the city a spirit of unity to the Black community. The parade will feature the 2 schools alumni former football players, former cheerleaders, former queens, marching bands, elected officials, businesses, civic groups, youth groups, youth football teams, youth cheerleaders, custom cars, antique cars. The Black community needs something big and special to call theirs. We plan to make the parade a fundraiser to contribute to various RVA community programs and charities in the future.


2.The Armstrong / Walker Football Classic Custom & Antique Car Show (12noon-5:00pm)  – …… at VUU new Willie Lanier Football Field parking lot.


3. The Armstrong / Walker Football Classic “Old School Tailgate”……. (12noon-5:00pm)  – at VUU new Willie Lanier Football Field parking lot. All activities will be free and food trucks will be invited. Alumni will be permitted to bring big cookers to provide their own food.


4.The Armstrong / Walker “Pee Wee” Football Classic Championship Games (first game (8 yrs old and under) at 12:30pm followed by 12yr old )  – ……. A doubleheader peewee Park & Rec back to back football championship games played at VUU new Willie Lanier Football Field. We will help provide the youth teams and cheerleaders with the Armstrong and Walker colors uniforms to wear for the special game.


1st Annual Armstrong / Walker Football Classic Legacy Parade


 Elizabeth Coles Bouey

Ministers Wives

Max and Randall Robinson Family

Henry Marsh- Daughter

Rosemary Davis


Parks & Recreation Pee-Wee Championship Football Players / Cheerleaders


Mayor Stoney

RVA City Council

Va. State Delegates

Richmond Public Schools

Public Safety Officials


Community Groups

Mayor’s Youth Academy

Victor Haskins Musician

Elegba  Folklore Society

Heavy Hitterz Dance Group

Richmond Urban Dance

Wiz Va. Rep. Theatre  

Delcencia Edwards Vibrant Queens Dance Academy

Timia Smith – Baton Twirler MW 2025 graduate

Black Girl Bike.

Richmond Cycling Corps

Fitness Warriors

Liberation Church

Help Me Help You

840 Coaches 

CAHN – health van

Radio One promo vans


Fire Truck/ Van

Police Car

Department Emergency Communication

DPW Truck

Richmond Ambulance

Sheriff Car




Eddie Eagle



AW Alumni Homecoming Queens

AW Alumni Majorettes

AW Alumni Cheerleaders

AW Alumni Football players
AW Alumni Marching Band Members





Maggie Walker bus – seats 32

Antique Cars

Classic Mustangs

Classic Corvettes

Classic Cars

Crawley Cars

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