October 16, 1995 The Million Man March occurred in Washington, D.C. Led by the Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan’s belief in Black Economic self-determinism, and retrograde notions about gender roles in our community. Black men from across the country converged on Washington D.C. to “convey to the world a vastly different picture of the Black males and to unite against the economic and social ills plaguing the African American community.” The speakers included Rev. Benjamin Chavis, Martin Luther King III, Rosa Parks, Maya Angelou, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Rev. Jesse Jackson and Minister Louis Farrakhan. The book “Million Man March/Day of Absence: A Commemorative Anthology” was published in 1996.