The Silent March Of 1917, July 28th


The Silent Parade Of 1917 Was Anything But Silent

They Were Marching Because The Whites Were Getting Really Violent

Physically They Were Silent

But Mentally They Were Screaming
"Please, Please Stop The Beating!"

Truth Was They Didn't Have To Speak A Word

You Could See How They Felt From Their Solemn Faces

10,000 African Americans Gathered Around
You Would've Thought You Heard A Few Sounds
All That Was Heard Was The Shuffling Of Their Shoes On The Ground

People In Those Times Often Thought That Even Though Slavery Was Over, African Americans Were Still Slaves

And Could Be Taken Advantage Of

This Is Not The Case.

  • Author: Anonymous18 (Offline Offline)
  • Published: July 28th, 2017 15:32
  • Comment from author about the poem: Today Is The 100th Anniversary Of The Silent March Of 1917. Nearly 10,000 African Americans Gathered On Fifth Avenue In New York City To Protest Anti-Lynching. Just A Few Weeks Prior To The March, Racial Tensions Grew Thick Among The Black And White Workers In East St. Louis, Illinois. For 24 Hours, White Mobs Burned Homes And Killed Any Black Person They Could Find, Regardless Of Age, Gender Or Ability.
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  • niallprideaux

    Amazing and written brilliantly 🙂

  • Goldfinch60

    Good write highlighting the problem - has it been solved though?

    • Anonymous18

      I Don't Know How To Answer This, Blacks Aren't Getting Lynched For No Reason. However, Blacks Are Getting Killed For Little To No Reason Still, I Believe This Is Because SOME White People Are Still Racist And Think Very Little About Whites.

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