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Bronzeville and Washington Park

MLK Drive from 39th Street (Oakland Blvd.) to 51st Street, Chicgo, IL United States

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August 2014

March with Peace Corps in the Bud Billiken Parade!

August 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Bud Billiken Parade and Picnic is the oldest and largest African American parade in the United States. ┬áDuring the Great Depression, the fictional Bud Billiken character from a Chicago newspaper served as a symbol of pride, happiness and hope for black residents. The focus of the parade is getting kids ready for school. The parade features celebrities, politicians, businessmen, civic organizations and youth. It occurs in the Bronzeville neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side and concludes in Washington Park. Chicago’s…

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