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New York City abounds with cultural parades starting September 1, when the West Indian American Day Parade, now in its 30th year, marches down Eastern Parkway and Utica Ave. to the Brooklyn Museum. Call 718-773- 4052. The African-American Day Parade kicks off in Harlem September 21 at 111 St. and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd., traveling to 142 St., then right to Fifth Ave. Call 212-348-3080… The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee (450 Mulberry St.), hosts the annual Freedom Conference on Freedom, a symposium featuring veterans of the civil rights movement and scholars on freedom, September 11. Call 901- 521-9699 for tickets… The 134th Annual Emancipation Day Celebration takes place in Gallipolis, Ohio, September 20-21 at the Gallia County Fairgrounds (384 Jackson Pike) with various musical performances, parades, Sunday church services and countless free family events. Call 800-765-6482… The Farish Street Festival, a commemoration of Jackson, Mississippi’s black professional hub during Jim Crow, takes place on September 26-27 in conjunction with the Mississippi Valley State and Jackson State football game. Call 601-960-1891.