13 december 1968 34th anniversary of anti-lynching protest
#OTD 13 December 1968 It was the 34th anniversary of Howard University students picketing the National Crime Conference, a primarily white conference held at the all-white DAR Constitution Hall, that refused to declare lynching a national crime.
Your comments are welcome below. Have you, family members or neighbors heard of this demonstration re making lynching a national crime? What do you think of it? What does it conjure up for you? Do you know the names of these activists? Do you see them as part of a long legacy that Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi, founders of #blacklives matter and Movement for Black Lives? You may comment privately here.
Photo source: Washington Area Spark. Fair use. Click on this link to see the photograph and the read a lengthy article about the silent demonstration. Washington Area Spark is an excellent resource.