Woman riding a float in the annual Bud Billiken Day Parade in Chicago, Illinois (August 1973). The Bud Billiken Day Parade and Picnic is the oldest and largest African American parade in the U.S. Founded in 1929 by Chicago Defender editor Robert Sengstacke, the parade’s original purpose was to give underprivileged youth a day in the limelight. The event is held every August on Chicago’s South Side.
This photograph was taken by John H. White, as part of the EPA’s Documerica project.
Source: the U.S. National Archives
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