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Thread #104999   Message #2156203
Posted By: Azizi
24-Sep-07 - 08:14 AM
Thread Name: African American Protest Slogans & Songs
Subject: RE: African American Protest Slogans & Songs

The Jena 6 march {also called "rally"} was held on September 20, 2007.


Another sign that I noted in photos about the Jena, Louisiana march was "Equality".


See this excerpt from a September 21, 2007 Wshington Post article which mentions two other slogans that were used in this march:

"The buses began arriving in Jena hours before dawn, the travelers stepping out stiff, yawning and bleary-eyed. Most wore black T-shirts with the message "Stop the criminalization of our children" and "What is the color of justice?"".*

* [My italics]


I'm not sure if marchers chanted those tee shirt slogans or the "equality" sign slogan.

I've read that putting slogans on tee shirts first happened in the early 1980s. Tee shirt/sweat shirt signage is an additional way of communicating one's position on issues that protestors in the 1960s, and 1970s didn't have.