The Silent Parade

Silent Parade, July 28, 1917.

Following a series of lynchings in Waco, Texas and Memphis, Tennessee in late 1916 and early 1917 and the vicious mob violence that killed 39 black men during a riot in St. Louis (though the actual number of dead and injured was likely much higher), the NAACP organized a demonstration. Called the ‘Silent Parade,’ more than 10,000 African-Americans marched slowly and silently down Fifth Avenue on Saturday, July 28, 1917. The women and children wore white. The NAACP sends out a notice for the event that included phases they hoped attendees might carry as signs. These included…

Make America Safe for Democracy.

The first blood for American Independence was shed by a Negro—Crispus Attucks.

America has lynched without trial 2,876 Negroes in 31 years and not a murderer has suffered.

Racial prejudice is the offspring of ignorance and the mother of lynching.

The great contradiction— love of God and hatred of man.

12-Story Building Coming to West 135th Street

Permits have been filed for a 12-story mixed-use building at 316 West 135th Street at St. Nicholas Ave. The building will be adjacent the B/C 135th Street subway station

The proposed building will have 22 residences and a ground floor of commercial space and be located in the vacant lot, pictured above.

Music In A Harlem Garden, Tomorrow

Free COVID Tests and Flu Shots – Today

Uptown Grand Central will be hosting COVID testing and flu shots today at Fresh Food Box from 12-5 p.m.

The tests are the swab tests, and for those you can get results back in three days. They’ll also have the rapid tests available, with results back in 15 minutes. The swab tests are free, and the rapid tests have an additional fee ($100).

If the testers get enough foot traffic, Uptown Grand Central may be able to get the van to return with us for future weeks. 

Take care & mask up!

25th Precinct Community Council – Tonight

Kioka Jackson writes:

Hope you all are enjoying the chilly weather. 
Just wanted to remind you about tomorrow’s meeting which will begin at 6:00PM. Just as a point of clarity because of the rising COVID numbers we have decided not to do the hybrid meeting where we would have some people in-person and others join virtually.  This meeting is totally virtual via Zoom.  Hopefully, soon we will go back to some kind of normalcy where we can come out and enjoy a handshake or a hug. Our goal is to keep everyone safe and healthy.
Because we have recently received a good number of questions and concerns around sanitation issues in our community we invited DSNY to be a part of this conversation.  Please have your questions ready.  We will try our best to get to everyone.  It is very important that we try to use the Zoom functions (Blue Raise Hand, Chat, and Mute) so that we can acknowledge everyone most effectively.  

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