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On Location: March for Racial Justice/Black Women March in Washington DC

 

Hey everyone!! Sorry I haven’t posted anything lately. I will do another poetry corner tomorrow due to me missing the last two Friday dates!

Now check out my newest “on location” article for Some n’ Unique Magazine. I know you will like it and when you get a chance, visit the site!

Some'n Unique Magazine, LLC

By
K.G. Bethlehem

Photo by K.G. Bethlehem / Some’n Unique Magazine, LLC

On September 30, 2017, the March for Racial Justice started at Lincoln Park in the northeast section of Washington DC. The start time for this demonstration was at noon, but serendipitously it was joined by the March for Black Women that had started at 10 am. The venue was filled with people from many different cultures, ethnic backgrounds, genders, ages, and social/religious backgrounds. Signs ranging from “Black Lives Matter” to “White Silence Equals Violence” and “Protect Immigration” were touted in a sea of progressive expressions.

The excitement was rising as advocates like Ana Rondon, an organizer and immigration activist from Many Languages One Voice; Valerie Castile, mother of Philando Castile, founder of Philando Castile Relief Foundation; and Steven Douglass, Washington DC pastor, activist, and representative for Terrence Sterling began speaking. Their powerful voices influenced the…

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