PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE WILLIE WILSON TO WALK IN SATURDAY’S BUD BILLIKEN PARADE
Democratic Presidential Candidate Willie Wilson confirmed Friday that he will walk the nearly three-mile route of Saturday’s 86th Annual Bud Billiken Parade from Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood to Washington Park. The Bud Billiken Parade is the nation’s oldest and largest African American parade, and the second largest overall parade in the nation.
Wilson is fresh from his Thursday visit to Washington, D.C. where he joined fellow presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and others in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.
Wilson announced his presidential candidacy on June 1 from the Chicago Baptist Institute, a not-for-profit school for higher learning in the Baptist religious community in Chicago where he serves as chairman of the board. He is well-known for his “rags-to-riches” story of poverty and sharecropping cotton in Louisiana to great success in business and philanthropy.