They wore knitted pink caps with pointy ears. They pushed strollers, walked arm in arm, wheeled chairs through dense crowds. They were there to exercise their First Amendment rights. By the end of the day, it had become the biggest demonstration in U.S. history.
The Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism created this archive documenting the Jan. 21, 2017 Women’s Marches around the country and the world to mark Women’s History Month (March) and International Women’s Day, March 8.
We invite you to explore our slideshows of Washington, D.C., Boston, Los Angeles and other sister marches, watch Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s full speech on the Boston Common and our interviews with march participants, and read our timeline and participants’ narratives to see what people experienced on the ground, and more about the project.
Personal Essays and Project Narrative
Then and Now