Tribune archive photo
August 10, 1996
An ebullient Mayor Richard Daley, Grand Marshall for the Bud Billiken parade, rides down Martin Luther King Drive in Chicago, greeting parade watchers. The parade, a community favorite, was created by Chicago Defender founder Robert S. Abbott in 1929 as a treat for his newspaper delivery boys. It has turned into one of the largest parades in the country, and certainly the largest African-American event of its kind.