"I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a b****. You've got to go out and kick a**." —Maya Angelou
The 2017 Women's March
On January 21st, 2017, another important march happened. Taking place only a few days after President Trump's inauguration, the Women's March made a statement to all of America. Many locations took part in this powerful protest. In Washington, women marched proudly to the state capital, letting all of the US know that they demanded equal rights.
The March on Washington and the Women's March are very similar, not in the topic that they protest against, but the idea. Albeit, people of color in the 60's were heavily discriminated against and suffered much more than women today in 2017. That fact is undeniable. However, both marches protest the idea that one race or sex is more powerful than another. The March on Washington was to protest the idea that white people should be held higher than people of color, and the protesters of the Women's March believed that men were no more powerful than women. Leaders in the 60's like MLK and Malcolm X had taken a stand against discrimination just as women in power like Minnesotan Senator Amy Klobuchar had done this year. In conclusion, both the Women's March and the March on Washington had similar ideas for what they were protesting against, and ultimately in the end, they made their voices heard.
Me and a friend at the Women's March
History.com Staff. (2009). March on Washington. Retrieved April 26, 2017, from http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/march-on-washington
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Smith-Spark, L. (2017, January 21). Protesters rally worldwide in solidarity with Washington march. Retrieved April 26, 2017, from http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/21/politics/trump-women-march-on-washington/
All pictures of the Minnesota Women's March taken by me.
By Amaya J. Schmitt