On January 21, 2017 over 2,500 people across the Palouse and beyond participated in the Women's March on the Palouse. The local March was organized by Elizabeth Stevens, and a group of others, as a sister march to the Women's March on Washington that drew crowds over 500,000 people.The Women's March on the Palouse was one of hundreds of sister Marches that occured on January 21, 2017. People participated for dozens of various reasons, many reasons involved Women's Rights. These are photos, stories, posters, and more from those who participated in the historical event.
"I took part in the Women's March on the Palouse because I couldn't make the March on Washington. I first found out about the March through the Pussyhat project. It was important to participate in both projects as a way to connect with women locally, nationally, and globally. We're going to need these connections to help us find the strength and inspiration to promote issues women care about and to protect our rights under this new administration and an increasingly polarized world. There are so many issues on my poster because everything is interconnected and I had a hard time picking just one." -Jennifer Hiebert
Women's March on the Palouse was developed by the Latah County Historical Society.
Alex Croft, Spring Semester Intern at the Latah County Historical Society, developed this exhibition for the Google Cultural Institute.
All digital materials used in this exhibition are copyright the Latah County Historical Society (LCHS). Original materials can be found at the LCHS office and are available for research.