On June 24, 2015, while speaking to a large group at Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington, DC, Nation of Islam leader Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan announced plans to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March with a rally on October 10.
“This is the time our people must see our unity. Let’s make 10/10/15 a meeting place for those who want justice, for those who know what justice is,” Farrakhan said to the group, which had assembled in the wake of the Charleston church massacre.
While the 1995 event was largely focused on black men and their commitments to their families and communities, organizers say the upcoming rally aims to draw a more diverse crowd and strengthen the burgeoning justice movement. “It’s not about just black men, but [about] black men, women children, Latinos, Asians, and Caucasians,” said Union Temple Baptist Church’s pastor, Rev. Willie Wilson, who helped organize the original march.
The theme for the day will be “Justice, or else.” Find out more on the official website.