If you are in the Chicago area today, Don’t mis the Bud Billiken Parade.
“The Chicago Defender Charities was founded in 1945 as the charities arm of the Chicago Defender. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for African Americans through educational, cultural and social programs. Its primary mission is to produce the Bud Billiken ® Parade. Robert Sengstacke Abbott, the late founder of the Chicago Defender, started the parade in 1929. It is the second largest parade in the United States, and an institution in the Chicago African American community with participation from across generations, and across the country.” ~http://budbillikenparade.com
- 84th Annual Bud Billiken Day Parade 2013 (legalbombshell.com)
- 84th Annual Bud Billiken Parade Today (wgntv.com)
- Notable African American Figures in Chicago’s History (local.answers.com)
- The DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago (local.answers.com)
- America in the 1970s: Chicago’s African-American Community (thaiphong.wordpress.com)