Diversity is the Goal for this Year's Atlantic City Women's March

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -

Some big plans are in motion for this year's Atlantic City Women's March.

On Wednesday, January 9th, city officials announced their plans to host a Women's March and Rally on Saturday, January 19th, that brings together a diverse group of women to participate in the march.

This year's march will honor Fannie Lou Hamer, who stood up against Jim Crow laws at the Democratic Party Convention held in Atlantic City 55 years ago.

Officials say this march will be about bringing women of all colors and backgrounds together at this historic site to make a difference in the lives of women everywhere.

"We want to make sure that in this so called 'Year of the Women' that we lead equally," said Estina Baker, senior campaign lead, CWA. "If diversity is a great thing, then that means anyone can step up from leadership.

"African American women in particular we don't need any overseers, we don't need anybody to supervise us and we have already shown our loyalty that we will join with others, and we simply ask that for once all women come together and all are welcome to this march."

Speakers and other scheduled events for the march will be announced over the next coming days.

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