“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead
Mead was, of course, the famed anthropologist. She was also a resident of Doylestown, Pa. It’s the town I and my family have lived in for the past fourteen years. It’s the town we call home.
And, like Mead’s well known quote, a small group of concerned citizens swelled to 3,000 marching the streets of town in support of stricter gun control in the wake of ongoing mass murders in our country’s schools. This march, dubbed March for Our Lives, was part of many simultaneous marches across the nation. Each was organized and led by students. Students who are being forced to rise to stations of action and leadership while Republicans held hostage by the National Rifle Organization abdicate their roles as elected leaders.
What follows is a small selection of the images I captured during the march. You can see the full gallery here. If you’re a news organization and would like to use any of these images, shoot me an email or DM me on Twitter.
Pay special attention to the image of American flag with the peace sign. As I was running past to set up for a shot, the man and woman holding it told me it was last brought out during the protests over the Vietnam War. I spun quickly and grabbed the shot. A vivid reminder that committed citizens can indeed change the world.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”29640″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_single_image image=”29642″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_single_image image=”29641″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_single_image image=”29644″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_single_image image=”29643″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/R7oN9RMJ2kM” align=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row]