dc women march & organize
There's a long history of women marchers and organizers for justice in DC. Today I'm thinking about women who marched and organized for "welfare rights" before, during and after 1968.
In Washington, DC, the Near Northeast Welfare Group, co-led by Elizabeth Perry, was a welfare rights organization in the 1960s and early 1970s.
The National Welfare Rights Organization, made up largely of African American women, marched and organized from 1966-1975.
Geraldine Smith, in the above photo, a member of the National Welfare Rights Organization, speaks to the press in DC after speaking at an American Hospital Association conference in 1970.
Were you a member of the National Welfare Rights Organization? Were you a member of the Near Northeast Welfare Organization? Were you active in 1968?
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