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David Kellum papers

Repository: Chicago Public Library. Woodson Regional Library, Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection

Collection Description (CRHP): The Bud Billiken Parade is an annual African American parade in Chicago that has focused on supporting black youth since 1929, in part by raising scholarship money and seeking to foster unity and pride. It regularly involves local and national leaders.

Collection Description (Extant): David Kellum was a leading figure at the Chicago Defender from the 1920s through the 1950s. He is credited with the invention of the Bud Billiken character and was an early coordinator of the Bud Billiken Parade. This collection contains early Bud Billiken photographs, funeral programs, videotaped interviews, and an oral history interview about David Kellum, conducted with his son James Kellum.

Collection URL: http://www.chipublib.org/cplbooksmovies/cplarchive/archivalcoll/index.php#k External Link

Date(s): 1920-1981

Existing IDs: 2004/06

Extent: 2 linear feet

Language: English

Interviewees: James Kellum

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights

Subjects:

African American journalists
African American newspapers
African Americans--Illinois
Parades

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings
Videorecordings

 

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