Nation of Islam Leader Calls For Million Family March

February 13, 1999

Source: The Hartford Courant

On February 13, 1999, The Hartford Courant reported on the visit of Minister Benjamin F. Muhammed to Hartford. Muhammed, the former NAACP Director Benjamin Chavis Jr. who has converted from Christianity to Islam, is now a leader within the Nation of Islam. He spoke at Mosque 14 in Hartford and called for a "Million Family March" to take place in the year 2000 in Washington. "The Million Family March has the potential to transform our society...and the world," Muhammed said. "There once was a time when we'd look out for one another...because we were family. You can't have a community without a family."