The Million Woman March

Item Info

Item No: pdcp01041
Title: The Million Woman March
Additional Title: Saturday, October 25, 1997
Historic Street Address: Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Media Type: Photolithography
Source: Print and Picture Collection

This is a poster for The Million Woman March, held in Philadelphia on October 25, 1997.  The photo for the poster was taken by Philadelphia Inquirer photographer Peter Tobia.  The overall mission of the march was to shed light on the lives, challenges, and goals of African-American women--including specific issues such as self-determination, unity of the family, and health and economic inequalities.

The march started at the Liberty Bell pavilion, and ended at the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum.  In this image, you can see the throngs of marchers (totals estimated between 500,000 - 1 million) on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, extending from City Hall in the background, to 21st Street at the bottom, with Logan Circle in the center.  To the left of the circle can be seen the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

Facsimile of image used in the exhibition, Corridor of Culture: 100 Years of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Parkway Central Library West Gallery, September 2017-November 2018.

Creation Year: 1997
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.170096
Geocode Latitude:39.957252

Creator Name: Peter Tobia - Photographer
Philadelphia Inquirer - Lithographer