Thousands march in 2015 Bud Billiken Parade

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CHICAGO - Hundreds of thousands lined the streets of Bronzeville on Saturday as 75,000 students marched in the annual Bud Billiken Parade.

The Bud Billiken Parade is the country's oldest and largest African American parade. The first Bud Billiken Parade took place in 1929.

The annual event is a chance for kids, family and friends to come together to celebrate before the new school year starts. It also provides students a chance to be in the spotlight.

 

"It means taking care of young black children. That's what it's about, ensuring that they have education and that they're good citizens in our community. That's what the parade is about," says Parade Chairman Ret. Col. Eugene Scott.

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