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"Silent March"... Red Summer Negro March Against Lynching...



Item # 657272

July 29, 1917

NEW YORK TIMES, July 29, 1917

* The historic "Silent March" - also know as "Silent Parade"

Page twelve of this issue contains the report "NEGROES IN PROTEST MARCH IN FIFTH AV." with subheads "8,000 Men, Women, and Children Demand That Discrimination and Oppression End"; "Tell Woes On Banners"; and "Parade in Silence While Thousands of Their Race Look On with Never a Cheer". "...Without a shout or a cheer they made their cause known through many banners which they carried, calling attention to 'Jim Crowism,' segregation, disfranchisement, and the riots of Waco, Memphis, and East St. Louis...".  This march which was done in protest of lynchings and race riots. Some 15,000 African Americans took part in this march nicknamed "Red Summers". Other news, sports and advertisements of the day are within.
Complete with 50+ pages, light toning, a little margin wear with a few small tears, should be handled with care.

Category: The 20th Century

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