AM New York features 25th Annual Children’s March for Peace

Children’s March for Peace in Harlem draws thousands

(Photo Credit: Todd Maisel)

After an elementary schoolgirl was injured by a stray bullet inside her Harlem apartment 25 years ago, staff and students at her school organized a march to ensure  such shootings wouldn’t be accepted as the norm.

That anti-violence march became an annual event, known as the Children’s March for Peace.

On Wednesday, the nonprofit Harlem Children’s Zone led thousands of children, parents and staff members on a march from 117th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr.  Boulevard to the Harlem Armory, between West 142nd and 143rd streets, as part of the 25th annual event.

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