I attended The Bud Billiken Day Parade! The Bud Billiken Day Parade is an annual parade in Chicago. It has always been held on the second Saturday in August, since 1929. It is the oldest and largest African-American parade in the U.S. and the second largest parade in the U.S. The goal is to highlight the importance of educating Chicago’s Youth. Bud Billiken is not a real person but is a fictional character created by Robert S. Abbott, founder of The Chicago Defender, one of the oldest African-American Newspapers. For more info about The Bud Billiken Day Parade, you can read Bud Billiken Day Site and here!
I really enjoyed the floats, the performers and colors! Mom and Dad were there and we had a great Family Day! Here are a few photos from the day!