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Millions More Movement proposed

Sept. 20, 2005 at 1:08 PM   |   Comments

HOUSTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan is proposing a "Millions More Movement" on Oct. 16, marking the 10th anniversary of his earlier Million Man March.

The march would converge on Washington. The earlier march also called on the participants to converge on the capital but the turnout wasn't that high.

"We are establishing a new moral and spiritual paradigm to transform the lives of our people," Farrakhan said at a rally in Houston, the Houston Chronicle reported.

"The aim I had of the march 10 years ago was to correct the image of black men by Hollywood as vile, violent, savage, uncultured and unrefined. I was calling on black men, not to demand anything of government, but for our own atonement."

Farrakhan, who has been criticized for anti-Semitic remarks, said black organizations now recognize no one leader can solve all problems. He said he is calling on Hispanics, Native Americans and poor people to join the movement.

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