This year's theme was education or separation.
"We work together, we shop together, and this is a day where we can come together and have some fun," said Black History Parade President Raymond Williams.
As people throw candy and beads, 15 year old Breauna Douglas sees more.
"It's a whole bunch of people coming together as one, helping, sharing and doing a lot of good things."
And while she enjoys being in the parade, she also uses it as an opportunity to celebrate culture.
"I'm excited because black people and white people come together for this."
Which is what basketball coach, Angela Channell, hopes her players will get from riding in the parade.
"Hopefully to embrace the good, and the accomplishments that have come forth, because I don't think they really think about everything the people have done for them beforehand."
And while many are thinking about the past, Williams is looking to the future.
"I'm hoping that we can grow it to be something that we can leave our kids, because as time goes by you build things for the future generations."
But Channell believes the most important thing is to focus on what the Vivian community is doing now.
"As a whole, we really need to embrace the differences that make our society because without any of us, we wouldn't be who we are."