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Article "UR Students March in Pro-Choice Rally"

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Article "UR Students March in Pro-Choice Rally"

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This article from the Collegian in 1989 features quotes from University of Richmond students who attended the pro-choice rally organized by the National Organization for Women (NOW) in Washington, D.C. on April 9, 1989 in support of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision concerning abortion. More than 300,000 people marched at this rally, making it "the biggest march on Washington since the Civil Rights rally of August 28, 1963." Westhampton College sophomore Lisa Lindstrom expresses her disappointment that more students did not attend the rally, but she was surprised that the "majority of the participants were 30 or older" as she had "expected mostly younger people to march." She also remarks that "as many guys as girls marched" and that there were also "equal rights' supporters, lesbians and gay people" at the rally. Lindstrom observed grandmothers and families wearing buttons that said things like "Another Grandmother for Choice" and "Four Generations for Pro-Choice." Meghan Matulka, also a Westhampton College sophomore, attended the march with her brother, his fiance and his fiance's family. Matulka expresses her surprise at seeing how far people had come to attend the rally as flags of many countries and states were represented. Matulka states that the rally shows that "a lot of people still believe in the saying that 'If one is oppressed, we all are.'"

Source

Duncan, Stephanie. "UR Students March in Pro-Choice Rally." The Richmond Collegian 75, no. 24, (April 13, 1989): 1. https://collegian.richmond.edu/?a=d&d=COL19890413.2.20&srpos=5&e=------198-en-20--1--txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1989

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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Duncan, Stephanie, “Article "UR Students March in Pro-Choice Rally",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed December 7, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2821.