Black Women Showed Up And Showed Out At The 2018 Women’s March
This weekend, women across the world marched with picket signs in tow with messages and mantras that screamed “Girl power!” With more than 200,000 women marching in New York and 500,000 in Los Angeles, 50,000 in San Francisco and 10,000 in Washington, D.C, black women stole the show with thier witty signs and melanin magic. Actress Viola Davis took the stage and gave a riveting speech that quoted Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., discussed America’s ugly history and encouraged women across the country to use their voice.
“We only move forward when it doesn’t cost us anything,” she said. “But I’m here today saying that no one and nothing can be great unless it costs you something. I am speaking today, not just for the #metoos, because I was a #metoo, but when I raise my hand, I am aware of all the women who are still in silence. The women who are faceless. The women who don’t have the money, and who don’t have the constitution, and who don’t have the confidence, and who don’t have the images in our media that gives them a sense of self-worth enough to break their silence that’s rooted in the shame of assault.”
There were also speeches given by Lupita N’yongo and Alfre Woodard with performances by Ledisi, Maxwell and Andra Day.
Take a look at a few snapshots of black women taking a stand at the 2018 Women’s March