Photo courtesy of Google
Photo courtesy of Google

Today’s Google Doodle is commemorating the 100 year anniversary of the Silent Parade, a demonstration on July 28, 1917, where nearly 10,000 people marched in silence down New York’s Fifth Avenue to Madison Square protesting about African-American rights in the U.S..

The demonstration was one of America’s first mass protests of lynching and other anti-black violence and was led by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), including leaders James Weldon Johnson and W.E.B Du Bois.

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