By Children, We Shall Be Led by Suzi Banks Baum

the future is female Mar 26, 2018


Today I marched in Washington, DC with my family.

It was a brilliant blue-sky day.

Tens of thousands of people converged on to Pennsylvania Avenue in our nation’s capital.


Today, I renewed my hope.

Young citizens are not going to wait for change to come slowly. Positive change that addresses the inequities in our nation over gun violence, access to resources, and freedom has stalled in this country. They demand change now.


Today, I revived my willingness to protest.

I have stood in vigils and marches many times in my life.

I will continue to gather.


Today, I find rejuvenation in the images of young Americans standing tall; impatient with the change they have not seen us adults capable of bringing about. So, they are stepping forward. A 9 year old spoke to the gathered throng. Two 11 year olds spoke. Many 16, 17, and 18 year olds spoke and sang, along with a host of performers.

It was a day of humbling joy.

May it be the beginning of a legacy of change in our nation.




Journalists from a high school in Indianapolis, Indiana

Journalists from a high school in Indianapolis, Indiana


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