The first March for Black Women occurred on September 30, 2017, in Washington, DC. It was organized by Black Women’s Blueprint in collaboration with a number of organizations, including the National Organization for Women (NOW), SisterSong, and Girls for Gender Equity. The organizers intentionally held the march on the same date as the March for Racial Justice to highlight the specific concerns that Black women experience. During the march, activists spoke out against issues such as domestic violence, the wage gap, and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos rolling back Title IX protections. The March for Black Women is now an annual event.
Author: Rachel Chason