Nima Taradji Photography

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Bud Billiken Parade
Location: Chicago
Nationality: American
Biography: NIMATARADJI photography +1-312-925-3500 +1-866-701-3686 photo@nimataradji.com I am an Iranian-American editorial and documentary photographer based in Chicago, Illinois.  Cultural, social and political themes attract my curiosity. My aim is... read on
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Bud Billiken Parade
Credits: nima taradji photography
Updated: 08/25/17
Location: Chicago, Illinois
The Bud Billiken Parade and Picnic (also known as The Bud Billiken Day Parade) is an annual parade held since 1929 in the Bronzeville/Washington Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, United States; it is the largest African-American parade in the nation. It is held annually on the second Saturday in August. Robert S. Abbott, the founder and publisher of the Chicago Defender, created the fictional character of Bud Billiken, which he featured in a column in his paper. David Kellum suggested the parade as a celebration of African-American life. It is now the second largest annual parade in the United States. The focus of the parade is on educating Chicago's youth. It begins in the Bronzeville neighborhood on Chicago's South Side and ends in Washington Park
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Environmental Portraits

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Second Line

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Guns in Schools

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C2E2

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Ashura

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No Justice/No Peace

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