1972 : Grand Rapids, 1st City in Michigan, to Feature a Black Santa Claus

When:
December 9, 2021 all-day
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On December 9, 1972, Grand Rapids became the first Michigan city to climax its traditional Christmas parade with the arrival of a black Santa Claus.

Source : WAKV, the Memory Station, December 9, 2018.