21 Remarkable Instances of Social Unrest That Changed Black History

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1. National Association Of Colored Women Protest

When: 1946
Where: Washington D.C.
Catalyst: In 1946, two Black couples were lynched…

When: 1946
Where: Washington D.C.
Catalyst: In 1946, two Black couples were lynched at Moore’s Ford Bridge in Georgia. The couples, one of which were expecting a baby, were brutally attacked by a White mob, who shot the couples and hung them from trees.
What Happened: Angered by what has been come to known as the “Monroe Murders,” 50 members of the National Association of Colored Women traveled to Washington D.C. and picketed outside of the White House, demanding that laws be passed outlawing lynching. “America, our home, let it be known that lynching must cease,” one of their signs read.

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