2003 BUD BILLIKEN PARADE, CHICAGO
The Bud Billiken Day Parade takes place on the second Saturday in August and it was a perfect summer day to kick off the school year. The parade began in 1929 by Robert S. Abbott who was the founder and publisher of the Chicago Defender newspaper. The parade symbolized "unity in diversity for the children of Chicago". Take a moment to look at the crowds of Black Chicagoans enjoying multi-generational celebration that has grown to be the second largest parade in the USA.
© Diane Alexander White PHOTOGRAPHY