India Fenner, the March for Black Women organizer, leads a group of march participants up Broad Street while banging drums earlier this afternoon.

India Fenner, the March for Black Women organizer, leads a group of march participants up Broad Street while banging drums earlier this afternoon.

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16 photos from Philly’s March for Black Women

A 19-year-old Temple student organized the procession from City Hall to North Philly.

India Fenner, the March for Black Women organizer, leads a group of march participants up Broad Street while banging drums earlier this afternoon.

India Fenner, the March for Black Women organizer, leads a group of march participants up Broad Street while banging drums earlier this afternoon.

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India Fenner is a remarkable young woman. The 19-year-old Temple University student and activist organized “A March for Black Women,” which drew more than 100 participants Friday afternoon. People began to gather in Dilworth Park at City Hall just after 1 p.m., and then traveled en masse up North Broad Street to Cecil B. Moore Avenue.

Fenner has spoken about how her event was not a protest. Instead, she called it a march to uplift.

“I want black women and girls to know that they’re more than enough,” she said during an interview with Philly.com over the weekend. “That we love them. And that they matter.”

Below are 15 more photos from the walk, which celebrated the diversity of black women and honored black women who’ve been victims of police brutality.

India Fenner, the March for Black Women organizer, arrived at Dilworth Park where she proceeded to address the march participants about when the march would begin earlier this afternoon.

March for Black Women organizer India Fenner addresses participants outside city hall

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A march participant works on a 'Black Women Matter' sign while the number of participants continues to grow in Dilworth Park

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Emily Cooper Morse, a 34-year-old from Philly suburb, King of Prussia, holds a sign reading "Black Women Matter, Black Lives Matter". Cooper Morse is the founder and organizer of Philly's Women's March that took place earlier this year.

Emily Cooper Morse, a 34-year-old from King of Prussia, holds a 'Black Women Matter, Black Lives Matter' sign. Cooper Morse is the founder and organizer of Philly's Women's March that took place earlier this year.

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Kadidja Case, a 16-year-old Southwest Philly resident, gave a heartfelt spoken word poem about what it's like to be a black woman alongside her friend, 
Shirmina Smith, a 19-year-old also from Southwest Philly. The duo spoke to a crowd of over 100 people before the march began to make its way up Broad Street earlier this afternoon.

Kadidja Case, a 16-year-old Southwest Philly resident, gave a heartfelt spoken word poem about what it's like to be a black woman alongside her friend, Shirmina Smith, a 19-year-old also from Southwest Philly. The duo spoke to a crowd of over 100 people before the march began to make its way up Broad Street.

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Shirmina Smith, a 19-year-old Southwest Philly resident, gave a heartfelt spoken word poem about what it's like to be a black woman alongside her friend, Kadidja Case, 16, also from Southwest Philly. The duo spoke to a crowd of over 100 people before the march began to make its way up Broad Street earlier this afternoon.

Shirmina Smith, 19, recites her spoken word poem to the marchers. She and her friend, Kadidja Case, spoke to a crowd of over 100 people before the march began.

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A group of over 100 protestors made their way up Broad Street from City Hall to Cecil B. Moore Ave. earlier this afternoon.

More than 100 march participants made their way up Broad Street from City Hall to Cecil B. Moore Avenue

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A protestor chats "Black Girls Matter" along with the rest of the crowd while holding up a sign bearing the words "#DeborahDanner - SAY HER NAME."

A march participant chants 'Black Girls Matter' along with the rest of the crowd while holding up a sign bearing the words '#DeborahDanner - SAY HER NAME.' Danner was killed by NYPD in her home in 2016.

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Men, women and children of all backgrounds march up North Broad

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A march participant holds up a sign reading "BLACK WOMEN ROCK" while chatting "Black Girls Matter" along with the rest of the participants as the march made its way up Broad Street earlier this afternoon.

A march participant holds up a 'BLACK WOMEN ROCK' sign while chanting 'Black Girls Matter' along with others

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A march participant holds up her fist while making her way up Broad Street with the rest of the crowd earlier this afternoon.

A march participant holds her hand aloft while making her way up Broad Street with the rest of the crowd

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A march participant holds a sign bearing the words "Freedom Is Indivisible" while making her way up Broad Street with the rest of the participants earlier this afternoon.

A march participant holds a sign bearing the words 'Freedom Is Indivisible' while making her way up Broad Street

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A march participant holds up her fist while chatting along with the crowd as they all made their way up Broad Street earlier this afternoon.

A march participant holds up her fist while chanting along with the crowd as they moved up Broad Street

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A march participant chats along with the rest of the crowd, holding a sign bearing the words "#BLACK QUEENS MATTER" while making her way up Broad Street with the rest of the crowd earlier this afternoon.

A march participant chants along with the rest of the crowd, holding a '#BLACK QUEENS MATTER' sign while making her way up Broad

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A march participant holds a sign reading "#BLACK QUEENS MATTER" while making her way up Broad Street with the rest of the participants earlier this afternoon.

A march participant holds a sign reading '#BLACK QUEENS MATTER' while making her way up Broad Street with the rest of the march participants

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While holding her fist high in the air, this march participant made her way up Broad Street with the rest of the march participants earlier this afternoon.

Holding her fist high in the air, this march participant makes her way up Broad Street

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