Farrakhan Plans Million Family March

July 15, 2000

Source: The Washington Post

n July 15, 2000, The Washington Post published an article about Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan's plans for a Million Family March on October 16. Farrakhan "sounded an upbeat message of inclusion...encouraging all ethnic and religious groups, including Jews, to 'come under their own banner.'" To focus attention on what he sees as a breakdown of family values, Farrakhan plans to remarry a million men to their wives at the event and marry 10,000 new couples. "We are all members of the human family, though we are not yet quite human," he said at a news conference. "When you look at the wars that are raging in the world, the tribal hatred in Africa, in Asia, the religious hatred, we have not yet become human." The Million Family March will emphasize Nation of Islam policies on education, crime, drugs, poverty, and African and Caribbean relations.