July 28, 1917: Dr. W.E.B. DuBois and the Anti-Lynching Parade

Dr. W.E.B. DuBois 

and others 

organized

a silent parade 

down Fifth Avenue

in New York City 

against the 

lynching of 

negroes 

and 

segregationist 

Jim Crow laws.

There had been 

nearly 3,000 

documented cases 

of hangings and other 

mob violence against 

black Americans 

since the 

Reconstruction period 

following 

the Civil War.

Anti-Lynching Parade in New York City, 1917

Read about W.E.B. DuBois 

Strange Fruit, the song about lynching, and the film

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