The Million Man March 20th Anniversary — ‘Justice or Else’
This weekend marked the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March, which was organized by Minister Louis Farrakhan.
While I don't agree with all of the minister's views, I do appreciate the concern he has for younger generations. The 82-year-old Farrakhan spoke to the participants Saturday on the National Mall in D.C. and talked about the importance of passing the torch to the next generation.
On Oct. 16, 1995, Minister Farrakhan organized the first Million Man March in Washington D.C. Men from all over the country traveled to D.C. to participate in this historic event. Fast forward 20 years later and we have another march, but this time there was not as much media coverage, but more women and children participated.
This year's theme was 'Justice of Else,' which piggy-backed the first march, which called for unity and institutional reform in social justice issues affecting the black community.
The major difference between the 2015 march and the 1995 march was the fact that it was aimed at the digital generation. JusticeOrElse.com was set up and carried the live webcast and allowed people to make donations. There was also a push for people to use the #MillionManMarch so that it could become a trending topic.