Friday, July 28, 2017

Today's Google Doodle

The poignant spectacle of New York City streets filled with marching women in white marks the 100th anniversary of the civil rights movement with the Silent Parade of 1917

100 years ago today, nearly 10,000 African Americans walked in complete silence down New York City's Fifth Avenue.

The protest, depicted in today's Google Doodle on the search engine's homepage, was organized by the NAACP in an effort to speak out against lynching and racial violence in the years after slavery was abolished.

It was also a call to action aimed at President Woodrow Wilson to take legislative action to protect African Americans from anti-black violence.

Then and now we stand firm for our rights and freedom! 

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