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Silent Protest Parade, 28 July 1917

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 4
Identifier: 04_04_1917

Scope and Contents

2 5x7 photographs. On the back of one is written: "Silent Protest Parade, 1917 (Courtesy The Crisis)


  • 28 July 1917

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Biographical / Historical

The Silent Protest Parade was organized by the NAACP protesting violent acts against African Americans, including race riots and lynchings. James Weldon Johnson brought civil rights leaders together at St. Phillips Church in New York to organize the parade that went down 5th Avenue, 57th Street and ending at Madison Square. Nearly ten thousand black women, ment and children marched in silence.


From the Series: 12 boxes (Carl Van Vechten Collection of African-American Arts & Letters)

Language of Materials

From the Sub-Series: English


Repository Details

Part of the Millersville University Special Collections Repository

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McNairy Library, PO Box 1002
Millersville University
Millersville 17551-302 US