Posted by: drgeophysics | July 28, 2017

100 year anniversary of the Silent Parade

1917 Silent Protest Parade photograph Public Domain

 

July 28th, 2017 marks the 100 year anniversary of the Silent Parade.   This was the first such protest in New York history and an incredibly important event in the history of the Civil Rights movement.  In New York City, perhaps as many as 10,000 people marched down Fifth Avenue in silent,  strong and unambiguous response to the bloody East Saint Louis riots that occurred during May and July of 1917.    For me, the courage of these individuals inspires us to always look towards a more just and better future, regardless of the obstacles or challenges of the moment.  I hope you enjoy the day and take time to honor these Americans.

A Google Doodle recording this event can be viewed here.

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