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NY Amsterdam News - March 16, 1991
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12016-03-15T13:03:39+00:00March 16, 19915plain2017-06-29T13:20:21+00:00On March 16, 1991, the New York Amsterdam News reported that hundreds of women marched in New York City in honor of International Women's Day. "Chanting 'turn rage and tears into action,'" the Amsterdam News wrote, "the 500-odd demonstrators stressed that the U.S. should wage war against budget cuts, which are primarily affecting women and children, instead of war against the people of the Third World." Guest speakers included Olga Mejia of the Human Rights Commission of Panama, Nsia Akuffa Bea of the Union of Palestinian Women, Esmeralda Brown of the Women's Workshop in the Americas, Chrissu McAuley of the Irish Republic Army, Ute Scheug of West Germany, and high school student Laelia Samad-Matias (click to view PDF).
The story's photo featured speaker Rosemari Mealey, a black feminist activist and former Black Panther. In a recent conversation with Arielle Newton, as part of the "Bridging the Gap" series for NewsOne.com, Mealey discussed how Fred Hampton's murder led her to dedicate herself to black liberation: