Jul. 28, 2018
The Black Blogger's Series, Voices From Our Dark Past, July 28, 1917, Power In Silence
On July 28, 1917, on the famed Fifth Avenue in New York City over 10,000 of our black ancestors' women, men, and children walked silently in protest against mob violence and public lynchings that was being perpetrated against black Americans throughout America. So, today I salute and recognize those individuals who were committed to ending racial hatred and injustice that day. Although the march never achieved the justice goals results it intended. Nevertheless, it marked a turning point in the active protest movement to put an end to the pervasive acts of hatred that white supremacists inflicted on our black ancestors from sea to a supposed shining sea. That sea that America spoke of was darkened by the blood of our ancestors who were being murdered in cold blood.