New Google Doodle recognizes 100th anniversary of the Silent Parade


Google is paying tribute to one of America’s landmark civil rights protests: the Silent Parade.

In honor of the demonstration’s 100th anniversary, Google’s homepage is commemorating the July 28, 1917 New York march to protest racism and violence against black people. 

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Organized and led by the NAACP, it saw around 10,000 men, women, and children — including prominent civil rights activists like W.E.B. Du Bois and James Weldon Johnson — gathered to march down Fifth Avenue to Madison Square.

Thanks for celebrating with us @Google! Centennial of #NAACP Silent Protest Parade July 28, 1917 ??#GoogleDoodle#ATT #HumanityOfConnection

— NAACP (@NAACP) July 28, 2017 Read more…

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