We March On

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April 4, 2016 – A marcher holds a sign that reads “I AM A MAN” in front of a banner of Dr. Martin Luther King during We March On, a march to the steps of the Massachusetts State House for a higher minimum wage that also commemorated the death of Dr. Martin Luther King in Boston, MA. Several other participants held signs that read “I AM A WORKER,” “I AM A WOMAN,” and “I AM A HUMAN.” Photo by Brynne Quinlan.
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April 4, 2016 – Netanyah Lieberman, 18, closes her eyes during a moment of silence to honor the passing of Senator Ken Donnelly of Arlington, a supporter of a higher minimum wage, during a rally in Boston, MA led by members of Fight for $15 Massachusetts, Raise Up Massachusetts and others. A March led in 1965 by Dr. King ended at the Parkman Bandstand in Boston Common, and April 4th marks the 49th anniversary of his death. “We’re all humans that have basic needs that need to be met,” said Lieberman. Photo by Brynne Quinlan.
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April 4, 2016 – Harriet Ranvig (center), who is visually impaired, is assisted down the stairs of the Parkman Bandstand by her friend Fenna Krienen (right) after speakers at the We March On rally in Boston, MA touched on issues of affordable housing, livable wages, and the difficulties of working in the service industry including sexual harassment. “We need to start at 15” said Krienen as Ranvig chimed in “and aim higher!” The rally was held on the 49th anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King and ended with representatives of various groups, including Fight for $15 Massachusetts, at the steps of the Massachusetts State House. Photo by Brynne Quinlan.
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April 4, 2016 – Darius Cephas, a McDonalds employee, leads the group of marchers in chants after speaking at the We March On: Continuing the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King rally in Boston, MA. The rally aimed to highlight the need for a livable wage in Massachusetts, and was held on the 49th anniversary of the death of Dr. King. Photo by Brynne Quinlan.
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April 4, 2016 – Despite the continuing rain and wind, marchers at the We March On rally made their way from the Parkman Bandstand to the steps of the Massachusetts State House in Boston, MA to call for a higher minimum wage. Various groups, including Fight for $15 Massachusetts, Restaurant Opportunities Center of Massachusetts, and Raise Up Massachusetts came together on the 49th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King to continue his march in 1965 that ended at the Parkman Bandstand in Boston Common. Photo by Brynne Quinlan.
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