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Thursday, December 21, 2017

'7th Ward Santa' featured on Vice News

Posted By on Thu, Dec 21, 2017 at 10:21 PM

click to enlarge Fred Parker, '7th Ward Santa.' - VICE NEWS
  • VICE NEWS
  • Fred Parker, '7th Ward Santa.'

Fred Parker, the local Christmas legend known alternately as '7th Ward Santa," "Black Santa" and "Chocolate Santa," was featured this week in a nice five-minute segment on VICE News.

Interestingly, the segment traces the tradition of "Black Santa" back to the 1930s and to entertainer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson.

Take a look:

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