Atonement. Reconciliation. Responsibility. These were the central and key themes of the historic Million Man March called by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan on October 16, 1995.

To commemorate the 28th anniversary, on October 16 of this year, around the country, Muslim followers of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad under the leadership of Minister Farrakhan participated in a nationwide “Day of Service.”

This effort came on the heels of a similar effort that took place on October 7 which commemorated the birth anniversary of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad.

In cities, large and small, hot meals were prepared by the M.G.T. and G.C.C. (Muslim women of the Nation of Islam) for distribution. The F.O.I. (men of the Nation of Islam) and M.G.T. distributed personal hygiene products, clothing items and much more were provided to those in need. Free haircuts were also offered.


In Chicago, members of the Ministry of Health checked blood sugar levels and did minor wellness checks on passersby. Free copies of The Final Call newspaper were also given out.

In Denver, the believers fed nearly 200 homeless people near downtown. In Greenville, Mississippi, the Muslims distributed Final Call newspapers and delicious meals to their community.

The brothers and sisters of the Nation of Islam were met with an overwhelming welcome and much gratitude. Some of those in need included the migrant community in Chicago who have recently encountered challenges in finding shelter and food.

Across the nation, hundreds of people were fed and clothed with the spirit of the brotherhood and sisterhood.

“It was truly an honor to see our brothers and sisters passing out dinners and Final Call newspapers. This is what we need, Love in the community. We thank the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan for his continuous LOVE for us,” said members of the Carver Circle Community in Greenville.

—Tariqah Muhammad reported from Chicago, Shemeka Muhammad reported from Greenville, Miss.