Conversations in Context: Marches
On July 28, 1917, about 10,000 Black men, women, and children marched silently down Manhattan's Fifth Avenue in one of the very first civil rights protests. From this first Silent Parade to today's global protest movement, learn more about the powerful history of marches. In the last century, marches have become an indispensable way for the voiceless to make themselves heard. Through marching for freedom and fairness, African Americans have fought to create a better America for everyone.