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Daddy Grace's Last Parade

Daddy Grace Parade Route, 9/13/1959
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Modern Era Begins 1946-1959

Each year on the second Sunday in September, hundreds gathered in Charlotte's Brooklyn neighborhood to experience the parade honoring Bishop C. M. Grace. Sweet Daddy Grace, as he was fondly called, was the leader of the United House Of Prayer For All People, a Pentecostal denomination which grew out of the Brooklyn neighborhood.

Although the parade route varied slightly year to year, it always ended at the House Of Prayer on McDowell Street. Visit the image gallery below for scenes from the parade of September 13, 1959, Daddy Grace's last.

The Story of Sweet Daddy Grace and the United House Of Prayer For All People