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The silent protest

If it wasn't for today's Google doodle, I wouldn't have learned about the Silent Protest of 1917 or the massacre of East St. Louis. It's a deeply evil streak in humanity that gets people to delight in the slaughter of the defenseless. I'm full of deep gratitude and admiration for the people, like Ida B. Wells and James Weldon Johnson, who have the courage to fight against that evil. (After seeing the Google doodle, I read this article on the Silent Protest.)

This entry was originally posted at http://asakiyume.dreamwidth.org/858151.html. Comments are welcome at either location.

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sartorias
Jul. 28th, 2017 01:20 pm (UTC)
I didn't know about that either.
asakiyume
Jul. 28th, 2017 02:48 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to know about it, even though the overall situation is depressing as hell. I just keep reminding myself of what Rushthatspeaks** discovered in thinking about War of the Worlds, which is that actually individual humans can and do respond to one another in times of need or crisis with altruism and kindness, too.

**Don't know if they still have an LJ, but they made a post on DW.

Edited at 2017-07-28 02:49 pm (UTC)
pigshitpoet
Jul. 29th, 2017 03:31 am (UTC)
thank you for sharing this important little known piece of american history!

"things happen all the time and some of us know it" - jack kerouac
regards
asakiyume
Jul. 29th, 2017 11:53 pm (UTC)
regards!

we'll just keep on trying to be good to one another...
pigshitpoet
Jul. 31st, 2017 12:17 am (UTC)
; )
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