The 16th anniversary of the Million Man March will be held in Philadelphia on the weekend of Oct. 7-9.
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Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan will commemorate the occasion by giving a keynote address. The effort will focus on hunger, street violence and political accountability, BET.com reports.
“This commemoration couldn’t come at a better time,” says Minister Rodney Mohammad, a member of The Greater Philadelphia Local Organizing Committee (LOC) and the media liaison to Minister Louis Farrakhan, head of the Nation of Islam, who created the Million Man March in 1995.