Frank Jackson, Father of Jackie Robinson West Star,
Jaheim Benton, Is Grand Marshall for
Million Father March Parade
while homeless, Mr. Jackson, a star among fathers, supported his family
and provided guidance and encouragement for his
Frank Jackson with son, Jaheim Benton
(photo credit - Kevin Tanaka/For Sun-Times
Million Father March Parade
Saturday, August 30, 2014
44th to 51st and Cottage Grove
Line Up Time: 10:00 am and Step-off Time:
Who: Frank Jackson, father of
Jackie Robinson West Star, Jaheim Benton. Mr. Jackson will serve as the Grand
Marshall of the 4th Annual Million Father March Parade. Some of the parade
participants include The Golden Knights Drill Team, The Misfit Warriors Motor
Sport Clubs, Boy Scouts of America, Miss Black Illinois 2014, The Kankakee
Glamour Girls/Bikers, The World of Soul Motorcyclist Association, Chicago Boyz
Acrobatic Association, The Answer, INC., Prologue Schools, Ransom Transportation and Midway
What: The Black Star Project's
4th Annual Million Father March Parade celebrates the role of fathers in the
educational and social developmental lives of their children. The
encouraged to attend the parade, cheer for this father/hero and share resources
with the family to help support them at this difficult time.
Why: Recently, the
federally-funded Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia,
released a report saying that Black fathers were as involved or more involved
with their children as fathers of other races. Mr. Frank Jackson is the best
representation of this fact. Even while being without a permanent residence, Mr.
Jackson has fought and struggle to provide for his family, to support his
children and to keep his family together during a time of immense pressure on
his family. His heroic actions are a model for all of America and the
Where: 4400 South Cottage Grove
to 5100 South Cottage Grove, Chicago, Illinois
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