Friday, July 28, 2017

Here’s Why You Need To Know About The 1917 Silent Parade

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The Anti-Lynching Protest Became Known as the
First Mass Demonstration By African-Americans

By Taryn Finley

Google commemorated the 100th anniversary of the anti-lynching Silent Parade with a doodle on its homepage Friday.

Though not as widely known as other marches, the Silent Parade was a significant precursor to the civil rights movement. In a demonstration organized by the NAACP, about 10,000 people gathered in New York City on July 28, 1917, to march in silence down Fifth Avenue to Madison Square.

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Source: The Huffington Post

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