You've got to give it to Google! I appreciate that they put up front and center special people and events that are matters to history and our people. Today they commemorated the 100 year anniversary of the Silent Parade. The Silent Parade was a demonstration back in July 28, 1917 when nearly 10,000 people marched down Fifth Avenue to Madison Square in New York in silence in protest about African-American rights in America.
It was one of America's first major protests of lynching and other anti-black violence and was led by the NAACP. Marching in step were James Weldon Johnson and W.E.B Du Bois.
Read the TIME magazine article feature here http://time.com/4877904/google-doodle-100th-anniversary-silent-parade/