asakiyume: (far horizon)
[personal profile] asakiyume
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.)

Date: 2017-07-28 05:50 pm (UTC)
sovay: (PJ Harvey: crow)
From: [personal profile] sovay
the Silent Protest of 1917 or the massacre of East St. Louis.

I think I knew about the East St. Louis massacres, but I'm not sure I'd heard of the Silent Protest Parade. (Of course: which of these stories has more agency.) I really like when the Google doodles are both beautiful and valuable. This is a good thing to know about right now.

Date: 2017-07-29 11:51 pm (UTC)
sovay: (Viktor & Mordecai)
From: [personal profile] sovay
But we can listen for the bright ones.

I like the idea of listening for brightness.

Date: 2017-07-29 04:04 am (UTC)
amaebi: (Default)
From: [personal profile] amaebi
Thank you- I didn't know about that, either, despite growing up near East St. Louis.

Date: 2017-07-29 06:08 am (UTC)
zyzyly: (Default)
From: [personal profile] zyzyly
Until I saw the Google Doodle,I knew nothing of this. I'm glad to have learned about it, but saddened at the same time.

Date: 2017-07-30 02:45 am (UTC)
minoanmiss: Nubian Minoan Lady (Nubian Minoan Lady)
From: [personal profile] minoanmiss
All very true. Thank you to Google, and to you.

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