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March On Washington Persuasive Speech

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On January 21, 2017 millions of U.S. citizens gathered together to march on Washington in protest of the inauguration of President Trump and everything that he stands for. The argument for or against equal rights for all is an ongoing one that has plagued the lives of many in the world since the dawn of time. The question itself is simple really; is every person in the world regardless of gender, race, sexuality, etc. worthy of having equality in every aspect of life? Is any one person more significant and worthy of power than another simply based on differences that we cannot change as humans? The oppression of anyone who isn’t a straight white man is nothing new to us as a society. Issues like the gender wage gap, marriage equality, and just general everyday racism, sexism, and homophobia are still issues that continue needing address today. Are marches on Washington and protests around the world the only solutions to the problems? It seems that gathering to protest a cause has always been a favorable way to address issues. In…show more content…
history that women, and other oppressed groups of people, would take action in the form of marches and protests. On March 3, 1913, while the fight for women’s suffrage was still ongoing, thousands gathered to march on Washington, D.C. in the hopes of getting the constitution amended and earning women’s right to vote. The march was, for all intents and purposes, a huge parade lead by Alice Paul and the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Suffragettes were escorted up Pennsylvania Avenue by Inez Milholland in the hopes of grabbing the attention of all the spectators who were in town for the inauguration of President-elect Woodrow Wilson, scheduled just a day after the parade took place. It worked to revive the excitement for the women’s suffrage movement, making room for more women to help lay the foundation for a road to equality (“This Day in
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