1917 NAACP Silent Protest Parade; photographs on view at Beinecke Library through July 30, 2017. Here, from #JamesWeldonJohnson ’s personal scrapbooks, the call to the march, July 24, 1917.
We march because by the grace of God and the force of truth the dangerous, hampering walls
of prejudice and inhuman injustices must fall … We march because we want our children to
live in a better land and enjoy fairer conditions than have fallen to our lot … We march because the growing consciousness and solidarity of race, coupled with sorrow and discrimination, have made us one; a union that may never be dissolved in spite of the shal-
low-brained agitators, scheming pundits and political tricksters who secure a fleeting popularity and uncertain financial support by promoting the disunion of a people who ought to consider themselves one. #History#USHistory#AmericanHistory#AfricanAmericanHistory#BlackHistory#NAACP#Justice#Freedom
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#rip to my little brother
I blame my father. I pray every night that this horrible year starts to bring forth joy and blessings but every day seems just as hard if not harder than the days prior. I beg my unborn child every night for forgiveness; for being robbed of the chance at a fair beginning; for Being brought into the world this way, for bearing my pain and fear before it's even here. I hope my father blames himself for this murder. Now that we are old enough to know what kind of person he really is and was. I need all this pain and confusion to cease because my faith is growing thin and I have sons to raise. May EVERYone get what they deserve #justice