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Uncovered photos gives fresh glimpse of Chicago’s iconic Bud Billiken Parade

In celebration of Black History Month, the photos are from the Harsh Research Collection at Chicago Public Library and the Chicago Park District

Duke Ellington band at Bud Billiken parade 1933.
Duke Ellington band at Bud Billiken parade, 1933.
David Kellum dancing with a young woman at the Bud Billiken parade 1030s
David Kellum-dancing with a young woman at the Bud Billiken parade, 1930’s.
Madame C.J. Walker Beauty College float in Bud Billiken parade in front of the Regal Theater 1948
Madame C.J. Walker Beauty College float in Bud Billiken parade in front of the Regal Theater,1948.
Bud Billiken Parade August 13 1938 51st and King Drive
Bud Billiken Parade August 13 1938, 51st and King Drive.
children at water fountain in Washington Park after Bud Billiken parade 1930s.
Children at water fountain in Washington Park after Bud Billiken parade, 1930s.
Crowd in Washington Park following the Bud Billiken Parade 1930s.
Crowd in Washington Park following the Bud Billiken Parade,1930s.
savings and loan
Illinois Federal Savings and Loan float in Bud Billiken Parade, circa, 1970.
Alpha Chi Pi Omega ACPO sorotiy and fraternity float in Bud Billiken parade undated
Alpha Chi Pi Omega (ACPO) sorotiy and fraternity float in Bud Billiken parade, undated.
Beatrice Caffey Youth Service Drum and Bugle Corps in front of Mt. Moriah Church July 30 1966
Beatrice Caffey Youth Service Drum and Bugle Corps, in front of Mt. Moriah Church, July 30, 1966

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