Angela Davis gave the most powerful Women’s March speech, and you should listen to every word

In addition to gathering close to three million peaceful protestors all around the United States, the Women’s March gave us some incredible speeches. While there were so many amazing speakers, possibly Angela Davis gave the most powerful Women’s March speech of all. You should really listen to every word. Because not only did she touch upon the subject of equal rights, she spoke on a variety of equally important topics.

Additionally, speakers like America Ferrera and Madonna brought the house down. The star of Hidden Figures, Janelle Monae, also gave an unforgettable speech. But it was Angela Davis that so eloquently captured exactly what we needed to hear.

If you do not know who Angela Davis is, you should look her up. She was born in Alabama. She spent her youth educating herself and organizing interracial study groups — which were illegal at the time. Angela Davis is a scholar, activist and writer. If you know who Gloria Steinem is, you should know Angela Davis’ name. Even a small excerpt from her speech is amazing.

 "This is a women's march and this women's march represents the promise of feminism as against the pernicious powers of state violence. And inclusive and intersectional feminism that calls upon all of us to join the resistance to racism, to Islamophobia, to anti-Semitism, to misogyny, to capitalist exploitation.

Other Amazing Speeches

In addition to Angela Davis, speakers like America Ferrera really nailed the point home. America, specifically, was amazing.

She was joined by others. Scarlett Johansson opened her speech with the question: “Have you gone to the gynecologist yet?”

This march was powerful and sent a message to the right people. The voices of the disenfranchised should not be forgotten or marginalized. Luckily we have incredible people supporting the causes. People willing to speak up and stand up for what is right.

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