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For Sale at the Bud Billiken Parade
nima taradji photography
Aug 17, 2017

A man offers for sale a framed Art Print entitled 'Freedom Riders' by artist Kolongi Brathwaite which depicts leaders including President Barack Obama and the First Lady, Michelle Obama, Tupac Shakur, Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King, Coretta King, Malcolm X, Betty Shabazz, Huey Newton, Nelson Mandella, Bob Marley and Muhammad Ali riding horses together, at the Bud Billiken Parade-August 12, 2017. The Bud Billiken Parade and Picnic (also known as The Bud Billiken Day Parade) is an annual parade held since 1929 in the Bronzeville/Washington Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, United States; it is the largest African-American parade in the nation. It is held annually on the second Saturday in August. Robert S. Abbott, the founder and publisher of the Chicago Defender, created the fictional character of Bud Billiken, which he featured in a column in his paper. David Kellum suggested the parade as a celebration of African-American life. It is now the second largest annual parade in the United States. The focus of the parade is on educating Chicago's youth. It begins in the Bronzeville neighborhood on Chicago's South Side and ends in Washington Park. #budbillikenparade#washingtonpark#bronzeville#chicago#chicagodefender (view on Instagram http://ift.tt/2vGANSl)