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Million Woman March Planned

On October 25, hundreds of thousands of women plan to march in Philadelphia in order to revitalize black families and communities. The event, an entirely grassroots endeavor, is being publicized on the internet and has organized garage sales and car washes for fundraising. It is open to all people regardless of race or gender. Spokeswoman Wessita McKinley said, “This is going to be a historical event. They’re just coming to support their sisters, to see what they can do as a collective effort to better ourselves, our race, our families and our community.” Minnesota coordinator Carol Soto said, “My 13-year-old, she is extremely excited about going to the march. That’s all she talks about.” The event will feature Winnie Mandela as keynote speaker, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and singer Sister Souljah.

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AP - October 10, 1997