Alex Phillips, 25, had a bold statement stenciled on her black-and-white sign as she marched down Olive Street: “Black women didn’t do this! (yet here we are).”
It was in reference to the fact that black women voted overwhelmingly for Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential elections. They’re also credited with helping defeat of Roy Moore in Alabama’s U.S. Senate election late last year.
Phillips, who lives in Los Angeles, marched last year too. She called the past year “maddening” but added that it makes her hopeful to see so many women, especially white women and straight women, standing up for their rights.