'Jubilee: African American Celebration' looked at the history, traditional music, and regional folklore of African American holidays and celebrations around the country from the 18th century to the present. Many of the celebrations originated in the 18th and 19th centuries--such as Election Day, Pinkster, and John Canoe--no longer exist after being observed for generations. Others not as well known or widely celebrated, such as Big Quarterly and Shrove Tuesday, are still celebrated regionally. The exhibition also showed homecoming festivities of historically black colleges and universities; annual events of African American fraternities, sororities, and secret societies; and more recently emerged traditions, such as Kwanzaa, family reunions, and Martin Luther King Day. Exhibition was held from December 7, 2008 - September 20, 2009 at Anacostia Community Museum.
TV ONE broadcast. Directed by Charles O'Bannon, Jr. Executive Producer: Eugene F. Scott. Chicago Defender Charities, Inc. Sengstacke Media Productions.
Bud Billiken Annual Parade and Picnic takes place on the southside of Chicago, Illinois. This video recording contains archival footage of the African American parade and picnic since its beginning in 1929. Colonel Eugene F. Scott, USA Retired - the President/Parade Chairman - talks about the origin and history of the parade, including the selection of the king and queen and historic/notable figures who have participated in the parade.
Short film. Related to the exhibition 'Jubilee: African American Celebration.' Dated 20081118.
Bud Billiken Annual Parade and Picnic, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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