In the United States, to live as an African American was not an easy matter. The history of black people, we could say, is dark and there have been some violent and bloody tragedies. Because of it, then black people were assimilated with aggression and anarchy. Though, the fact is not like that. There was also a big moment, with a large number of African American were gathering together to do a noble act without any riot. It is the Million Man March in 1995.
It was on October 16th 1995. About one million African American men gathered together at the National Mall in Washington . They were led by Louis Farrakhan Muhammad Sr, or more familiarly called Louis X, a leader of the religious group NOI (Nations of Islam). Inspired by the honorable man, many African American joined this demonstration to declare a promise to be more responsible as the man of the family and to call all African American for a unity and solidarity. Besides, in that moment they conveyed a statement against the bad image of black men.
There were some inspirational people also participated in that demonstration. They are Louis Farrakhan himself, reverend Benjamin Chavis, Maya Angelou (a phenomenal female activist and poet), Rosa Parks, and reverend Jesse Jackson. During this mobilizing event, people were sharing, listening, and learning. There were many people from various backgrounds. They were coming with solidarity and feeling of unity and bringing the same purpose: they wanted to declare an atonement and responsibility.
This occurrence is a different one from the other African American’s gathering, which usually happened as a reaction to a racial matter and human-rights violence. As we know, Racism against black people had been a tough barrier and wall in the society. From decade to decade, all African American must face the difficult reality and the segregation against them. The society was unfair for them and they were classified as lower-caste dweller in...