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Published by Duncan & Duncan .
Written in English


  • Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General,
  • General,
  • Photoessays & Documentaries,
  • Photography,
  • Politics - Current Events,
  • Photo Essays

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Open LibraryOL12113423M
ISBN 10187864727X
ISBN 109781878647276

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1 photograph: b&w contact sheet. | 33 photographs: b&w film negatives. | Photos show participants and spectators at the Million Man March in Washington, D.C.; among those shown are actor Will Smith, District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry, and singer/composer Stevie Wonder. Million Man March, political demonstration in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 16, , to promote African American unity and family values. Estimates of the number of marchers, most of whom were African American men, ranged from , to nearly million, ranking it among the largest gatherings of. MICHAEL H. COTTMAN, Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and author, is a former political reporter for the WashingtonPost. Cottman has appeared on National Public Radio's (NPR) "Tell Me More" with Michel Martin and also the Oprah Winfrey Show in to discuss his (adult) book 5/5. The Million Man March that excluded black women was a "call for atonement [that] spoke to the need for those black men engaged in acts of criminality, violence, and blatant misogyny." However, black women faced backlash for exposing the March's flaws, such as .

  “The Million Man March took place on Octo , in Washington, DC, on and around the National Mall,” says American photographer Eli Reed, describing a photograph entitled The Million Man March that he took on that occasion.“There, African-American men came together from all over the US to collectively take a positive stance toward addressing the problems of their at-risk.   In , Nation of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan proposed a call to action for black men — this is historically referenced as the Million Man March. Farrakhan was assisted in organizing this event by Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., who was the former executive director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The call to action requested that the participants pay. The Million Man March, Oct. 16, Inspired and led by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, more than a million Black men gathered in Washington, D.C. to declare their right to justice to atone for their failure as men and to accept responsibility as the family head. On that day, Monday, Octo there was a sea of Black men, many who stood for 10 hours or more sharing, learning.   The only way to discuss the Million Man March in the context of history is by contrasting it with one of the most famous Marches — The March on Washington for Jobs & .

Photo, Print, Drawing [Rev. Joseph Lowery talking to Rosa Parks at the Million Man March, Washington, D.C., ] [ digital file from original item ] Full online access to this resource is only available at the Library of Congress.   Looking Back at the Million Man March 20 Years Later. The march was his first major photographic undertaking and, ultimately, a successful one. his photographs were published in a book.   Million Man March (Photo by Larry Downing/Sygma/Sygma via Getty Images) Porter Gifford via Getty Images Attendees at the Million Man March raise their hands in fists and peace/victory signs Octo in Washington, DC. The purpose of the march was to galvanize men to respect themselves and others spiritually, morally, mentally.   The Million Man March Charleston, organized by Brandon Trollinger held to promote racial equality and bring generations together for action, .