Here’s Why You Need To Know About The 1917 Silent Parade

Google commemorated the 100th anniversary of the anti-lynching Silent Parade with a doodle upon its homepage Friday.

Though not as well known as other marches, the Noiseless Parade was a significant precursor towards the civil rights movement. In a demo organized from the NAACP, about 10, 000 individuals gathered in New York City on This summer 28, 1917, to march alone down Fifth Avenue to Madison Square.