Women of The March on Washington

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  • Women Played a Crucial Role in the March on Washington
  • Myrlie Evers-Willams
  • Anna Arnold Hedgeman
  • Dorothy Height
  • Daisy Bates
  • Diane Nash
  • Bernice King
  • Rosa Parks
  • Pauli Murray
  • Mahalia Jackson
  • Marian Anderson
  • Nancy Pelosi
  • Sybrina Fulton

Anna Arnold Hedgeman

In 1963 Anna Arnold Hedgeman joined the staff of the Commission on Religion and Race of the National Council of Churches, which mobilizes resources to combat racial injustice. While working with the commission, Hedgeman recruited over 40,000 Protestants, who marched on Aug. 28. She later became the first Black woman to be a member of a mayoral cabinet in New York City. (Photo: Courtesy of Hamline University)

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