Carole King Marches for Womens' Lives
WASHINGTON, DC - The largest march ever for women's and reproductive rights, took place April 25, 2004, as an estimated 1.1 million people marched down Pennsylvania Avenue and filled the Capitol Mall. Directly behind the banner at the leading edge of the contingency, Carole King marched alongside historic feminists including Gloria Steinem, Eleanor Smeal, Kate Michelman, Senator Barbara Boxer, Secretary Madeline Albright and others.
King was later introduced from the Mall stage, leading four generations of marchers in an "I Feel the Earth Move" chant. "May this be the last time we have to march for choice," King commented. "May all the Supreme Court justices vote to uphold Roe v. Wade and other decisions that are so important to the well-being of all the good, decent, salt-of-the-earth, hard-working, caring people of the world."