By Casey Tomchek

The March for Racial Justice and the March for Black Women converged Sept. 30. Hundreds of people from both rallies gathered in Lincoln Park and walked to the National Mall to raise awareness about the systemic oppression of minorities in the U.S.

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A young woman teaches a young man the dance move she was doing during a musical performance by local band, EU. (Casey Tomchek/The Writer’s Bloc)
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A woman dances on the Mall during a performance by EU, or Experience Unlimited, a Washington DC-based go-go/funk band. | 18-year-old Hezel Haehnel poses with her sign. | A protestor holds up a sign reading “Praying with my feet on Yom Kippur.” (Casey Tomchek/The Writer’s Bloc)
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Marchers rest on the mall while listening to a musical performance by local band, EU. (Casey Tomchek/The Writer’s Bloc)
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A protestor holds up their fist in front of the Trump International Hotel in DC. (Casey Tomchek/The Writer’s Bloc)
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A protestor waves a pride flag bearing the word “Peace” in front of the Trump International Hotel in D.C. | A Black Lives Matter protestor raises her fist in the air during the March for Black Women and March for Racial Justice. | A woman waves colored fabric in the air during the March for Black Women and March for Racial Justice. (Casey Tomchek/The Writer’s Bloc)

Featured Photo Credit: Protestors stand at the front lines of the March for Black Women and March for Racial Justice, which converged in DC on Sunday, September 30, 2017. (Casey Tomchek/ The Writer’s Bloc)

Casey Tomchek is a junior journalism and English double major and can be reached at ctomchek1@gmail.com. 

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