On October 25, 1997, approximately 500,000 women convened in Philadelphia to participate in the Million Woman March. Modeled on the Million Man March that took place in Washington, D.C., two years earlier, the event focused on problems plaguing Black communities and the power of Black women to address them.
Speakers included Jada Pinkett Smith, Sista Souljah, Winnie Mandela, former wife of South African President Nelson Mandela, and California Congresswoman Maxine Waters.
Waters famously said, “After today, we will never be the same.”
“America, please be placed on notice. We know who we are. We know what kind of power we have. We will act on that power.”
The Black Chronicle newspaper, a weekly periodical servicing the Oklahoma City metro area's African American community, has grown into one of the largest paid weekly newspapers in the state of Oklahoma. Currently, The Black Chronicle serves the entire state of Oklahoma, including Tulsa, Lawton/Ft. Sill, and Oklahoma City.