Alycia Hardy, 24, from D.C. area works for Change to Win, came with her mother Patricia
Alycia Hardy, 24, from D.C. area works for Change to Win, came with her mother Patricia Tallington, 52 of Clinton, Md., who works for the National Education Association.
Alycia: “We came to commemorate the 50th anniversary. We support labor unions and it’s good to be out here to feel the new wave of justice, of people wanting change. I wanted to be out here even though I’m almost 8 months pregnant.” In the next 50 years, I hope we’ll be able to come together as black people and for everyone to feel comfortable—so people won’t have to put on a certain façade to fit in. I want people to not look at me and judge me. A lot of people see me and think I’m a teen mom. They judge me by my appearance.”
Patricia: “I was too young to march last time. I wasn’t going to pass up the opportunity to share in a moment and to be a part of history. I hope the next 50 years, we’ll be equal and realize that we need education. I hope we make an effort to be better and to be together to progress.”