The 1917 black march that shamed US’s democratic ideals

The 1917 black march that shamed US’s democratic ideals

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20000 onlookers African-Americans Comments and Analysis Fifth Avenue Thou Shalt Not Kill

The only sounds were those of muffled drums, the shuffling of feet and the gentle sobs of some of the estimated 20000 onlookers. The women and children wore white. The men dressed in black. On the afternoon of Saturday, July 28, 1917, nearly 10000 African-Americans marched down Fifth Avenue, in silence, to protest racial violence
Source: The New Age

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