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Minister Louis Farrakhan is celebrating the 17th Anniversary of the Million Man March, A Holy Day of Atonement, in Charlotte this weekend. He will deliver  keynote address Sunday at Bojangles Coliseum. Doors open at 12 noon, program begins at 2pm. For  tickets visit

“I attended the first Million Man March with my father and my brother, and I believe in the principles that were expressed during that march in terms of commitment to community and responsibility to men to stand up and be leaders to their families, churches or whatever your religious beliefs are,” said Rev.  Dr.  Dwayne A. Walker, Little Rock AME Zion Church.

“And, I am deeply humbled to be asked to host Minister Farrakhan at our church for the leadership meeting. He is a great man and someone I deeply admire,” he added,

Considered one of the largest marches in American history, organizers of the 1995 Million Man March reported a 1.7 million voter registration increase. They further reported membership increases in social, fraternal, spiritual, community organizations, and adoption agencies.

Charlotte community organizers, clergy, and citizen groups are supporting the 17th Anniversary of the Million Man March, A Holy Day of Atonement.

Rev.  Kojo Nantambu, President, Charlotte NAACP said, “The calling of and advent of the Million Man March,  I think was a very profound and prophetic endeavor launched upon by Minister Farrakhan and I think the continuation of the Million Man March celebration is one that is very much needed by this country and our community.”