Women’s March!

So emotional and redemptive–here I am with my mini cohort within the larger Delaware Planed Parenthood bus. Visiting friends an easy distance from D.C.

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Photo by Hannah Duggan.

We’re at the Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial of all places. I read a biography of her when I was in grade school and always loved her because she was an educator. Maybe I had an intuition I was going to become a teacher–and there weren’t many biographies of people famous for that.

Wikipedia says:

The monument is the first statue erected on public land in Washington, D.C. to honor an African American and a woman. The statue features an elderly Mrs. Bethune handing a copy of her legacy to two young black children. Mrs. Bethune is supporting herself by a cane given to her by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial, Washington, D.C.

May I just say she isn’t the only person in the photo using a cane. That, and a newish pair of boots (my old ones literally fell apart), were my trusty allies.

March on!

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About Miriam Sagan

I'm blogging about poetry, land art, haiku, women artists, road trips, and Baba Yaga at Miriam's Well (https://miriamswell.wordpress.com). The well is ALWAYS looking to publish poetry on our themes, sudden fiction, and guest bloggers and musers.

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