MEMPHIS, TN (FinalCall.com) – Culminating a weekend of events, The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan will deliver the keynote address commemorating the 14th anniversary of the Million Man March on Sunday, October 18th at 2pm Central Time. The address is to be webcast live @ http://www.noi.org/webcast/.
“Minister Farrakhan’s visit to Memphis and his message of responsibility comes at a critical time in our history and in view of world events his message of atonement, reconciliation and responsibility comes at a time when we see in the city of Memphis and in cities all across this country an increase of violence and killings among black youth,” said National Assistant Minister Ishmael Muhammad. “We want to pull our community together and gather the best and the brightest to develop a comprehensive plan to solve the many problems we are faced with.”
The Million Man March which took place October 16, 1995 drew over two-million Black men to the steps of the U.S. Capitol. The men who made the journey indicated that the themes of atonement, reconciliation and responsibility resonated with them, and the gathering symbolized the willingness of Black men to atone to God for shortcomings as men, husbands and fathers, and demonstrated their willingness to reconcile differences at home, school, church, organizations and in the society.
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Delivering on the Million Man March pledge (FCN, 10-16-2009)