Black Family Day 2018 – Remembering the Children’s Crusade 1963

Please join us as we commemorate the 55th anniversary of the historic Birmingham Children’s Crusade of 1963.  We will recreate the Jack and Jill of America, Inc. National Children’s Crusade to include programming, history of the 1963 Children’s Crusade, Children’s March, Partnerships, and Collaborations. This event is hosted by the Chicago, South Suburban Chicago, and Windy City Chapters. 

We will meet at the 31st Street Beach, Rooftop Garden for lunch and a program.  We will then march from 31st Street Beach to the 35th Street Beach, across the 35th Street bridge, and back to our original location.  Parking is located north of the 31st Street beach main entrance and west of the 31st Street bridge.

The 31st Street Beach, Rooftop Garden is located south of the playground.  Look for tents and balloons.  **Please bring your lawn chairs.  Registration opens at 9:00 am**

T-Shirt and Bag Bundle:

To commemorate the event, you can buy The Power of Children: Jack and Jill Children’s Crusade T-shirt and Bag from the Children’s Defense Fund online store – no later than April 19, 2018.  Click the link below for ordering information.

Date: May 5, 2018        Time: 10 am-2 pm

Location: The event will start at the 31st St Rooftop Garden.  After lunch and a presentation we will walk to 35th street and circle back.

Fees: Host Chapter Mother and Fathers $40, Host Chapter Children 3-18 yrs $30, Adult Guest $50, and Children Guest $40.  Last day to submit or cancel registration is on April 21, 2018.  

Please click on the link for more details and to register: