Womens March On Washington

Photo courtesy of Gail Chauncey

This time last year, women from all over the country were heading to the nation’s capital to participate in the women’s march on Washington. Some marched for issues of inequality others for healthcare, and many in response to the election of President Trump.

Last year before they headed north, WFAE’s Sarah Delia spoke to several women about why they wanted to march and what they hoped to get out of the experience. A year later, Delia circled back with some of them.


Charlotte women marched in Washington, D.C., one year ago, then returned to Charlotte to help form a new women's organization. From left, Marsha Ford, Ellen Dalton Creede, Jan Anderson, Toni Freeman, Kay Ethridge.
Kay Ethridge

One year ago, hundreds of thousands of women marched - in Washington, Charlotte and other cities around the country. Their goal was a louder voice for women as President Donald Trump started his presidency.  In Charlotte, those 2017 marches spurred formation of a new women's group. It meets regularly and has organized an anniversary march this Saturday uptown.

It's way past the deadline set by Congress - 35 years past - but women are organizing in North Carolina and nationwide around a bit of unfinished business: ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment.

Sarah Delia

Friday is inauguration day, and right now, people are getting ready to travel to the nation’s capital. We’re not talking about the swearing in of Donald Trump, but the Women's March on Washington which takes place the day after the inauguration. Women from all over the country are flocking to D.C. for the march, which organizers say is not anti-Trump but rather pro-women.

WFAE’s Sarah Delia spoke to several groups of Charlotte women about why they are making the journey up to march and has this story.