Sir Lawrence Washington, was a conceptual artist, community activist, consultant and participant in the first Carnaval street
parade in 1979. He led the parade wearing his signature Grand Marshall sequined costume. Sir became one of the six organizers
to form the Carnaval San Francisco Coordinating Committee in 1979 and helped organize the 1980 parade and festival in Dolores
Park. He continued to be involved as the leader of a major performing contingent in the parade, and also promoted and supported
the event through 1983.
SIR LAWRENCE WASHINGTON: Sir Lawrence Washington, "Sir", a San Francisco native, was a conceptual artist, community activist,
consultant and participant in the first Carnaval street parade in Precita Park, 1979. He led the parade wearing his signature
Grand Marshall sequined costume.
1 small pamphlet box
(.25 Cubic Feet)
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