Chad Williams is an Associate Professor of African and Afro-American Studies at Brandeis University.
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017
100 Years Ago African-Americans Marched Down 5th Avenue to Declare That Black Lives Matter
The only sounds were those of muffled drums, the shuffling of feet and the gentle sobs of some of the estimated 20,000 onlookers. The women and children wore all white. The men dressed in black. On the afternoon of Saturday, July 28, 1917, nearly 10,000 African-Americans marched down Fifth Avenue,...