Millions More Movement

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The Millions More Movement was launched by a broad coalition of African American leaders to mark the commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of the Million Man March. A mass march on Washington, DC, was held on October 15, 2005, to galvanize public support for the movement's goals. The march was open to men, women, and children and focused on creating lasting relationships between participating individuals, faith-based organizations, and community institutions. The movement only rallied a few thousand and was seen as a disappointment.

Issues and goals[edit]

Ten key issues identified by the movement organizers are:

Unity, Spiritual Values, Education, Economic Development, Political Power, Reparations, Prison Industrial Complex, Health, Artistic/Cultural Development, Peace[1]

In An Open Letter on the Millions More Movement, Louis Farrakhan stated in part,

For the first time in our history, those of us of different ideologies, philosophies, methodologies, denominations, sects, and religions, political and fraternal affiliations have come together to create the Millions More Movement. Each of us, who have agreed to work together for the benefit of the whole of our people, have said from our particular platforms, based on our beliefs and understanding or the lack thereof, words that have offended members of our own people and others; and our ideology, philosophy, religion, and pronouncements may have hurt the ears and sentiments of others outside of our community. Therefore, this has kept us working inside of our own circles with those who think as we think or believe as we believe. As a result, some of us would never appear on the same stage with one another, for fear of being hurt by association with those with whom we have serious disagreements.

The Millions More Movement is challenging all of us to rise above the things that have kept us divided in the past, by focusing us on the agenda of the Millions More Movement to see how all of us, with all of our varied differences, can come together and direct our energy, not at each other, but at the condition of the reality of the suffering of our people, that we might use all of our skills, gifts and talents to create a better world for ourselves, our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.[2]

Leaders/co-convenors[edit]

National co-conveners (partial list)[edit]

Endorsers[edit]

Abbreviated calendar of events[edit]

  • Friday, October 14, National Day of Absence
  • Saturday, October 15, Official start of events at 10 a.m., some pre-event activities as early as 6 a.m.
  • Sunday, October 16, Mass Unity Interfaith, Interdenominational Service Sunday evening

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Issues of The Millions More Movement". Millions More Movement. Retrieved 2005-10-12. 
  2. ^ Farrakhan, Louis. "An appeal to all those who would be a part of the Millions More Movement". Millions More Movement. Retrieved 2005-10-12. 

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