July 28, 1917

On July 28, 1917, James Weldon Johnson organized the “Silent Parade” in New York City to protest the murder, lynching, and physical violence against African-Americans in the United States. 10,000 African-Americans marched silently down 5th Avenue to protest the acts of discrimination and oppression against black men, women, and children. Over 100 years later, black Americans are still having to protest how they are being murdered by the police. The only difference is that now, there are white Americans standing with them.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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