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#ItsBeenAYear Anniversary March marks movement's spark in Atlanta


? Marking the one-year anniversary of the inaugural march led by It's Bigger Than You in the days following Michael Brown's fatal shooting by Ferguson police, Atlanta activists affiliated with the Black Lives Matter movement returned Tuesday evening to the CNN Center where over 5,000 people gathered last year. Despite numbers well below that and persistent rain similar to the downpour that drenched them in the same spot last year, activists came rife with dedication and devotion. Felicia Christian, mother of Alexia Christian who was killed April 30 while in the custody of Atlanta police, was along for the entirety of the march, providing a voice for not only her daughter but other families coping with similar situations. A common chant throughout the march stemmed from the Janelle Monáe-headed Wondaland Arts track "Hell You Talmbout" as activists exclaimed for onlookers, and even police, to say the names of the numerous victims of police brutality. 
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? See more photos below the jump or the full #ItsBeenAYear Anniversary March gallery. 
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