This Day in Black History: Oct. 16, 1995

The Million Man March on Washington.

Posted: 10/16/2011 07:00 AM EDT

The Nation of Islam, led by Minister Louis Farrakhan, organized the Million Man March on Washington in 1995. Hundreds of thousands of African-American men converged upon the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on a call to re-commit to their responsibilities to themselves, their families and their communities. In 2011, the organization celebrated the event’s 16-year anniversary with a second rally in Philadelphia.

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