Million Man March - Day of Absence: A Commemorative Anthology Speeches, Commentary, Photography


A comprehensive treatment of the 1996 Million Man March using essays, photographs, and poetry.

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A comprehensive treatment of the 1996 Million Man March using essays, photographs, and poetry.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780883781883
  • Publisher: Third World Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1996
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 172
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Haki Madubhubuti is poet, publisher and educator. He is one of the early prominent voices in the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s; he is a Distinguished Professor at Chicago State University.

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Table of Contents

Who Can Be Born Black?
Took Back Our Tears, Laughter: Love and Left 2
The March, The Day of Absence, and The Movement 5
Day of Atonement 9
Million Man March Pledge 29
From A Black Woman 30
Remarks 32
Why I'm Marching In Washington 37
Standing As An African Man 39
What the Day Was Like for Me 42
Can These Dry Bones Live? 44
Listen To The Sound of the Genuine 46
We Must Go To The March In the Name of God 48
Visible Glory 50
A Tribute to the Million Man March 53
The Miracle of the Million Man March 57
Reflections on "The March" 61
Excerpt from 'Requiem Before Revival' 63
Black Monday 64
My Soul Looks Back in Wonder 68
The Epiphany 71
Reflections on an October's March 72
The March is On 74
A Time of Possibility 75
One Million Men 77
Beyond the Million man March 80
The Meaning of the Million Man March/Day of Absence 83
At the Start of a Black Tidal Wave 85
Claimed by Black People 88
The American Postmodern Middle Passage 90
A Time to End Privilege 93
Countdown, The Final Call, The Aftermath and Beyond 95
Historic Event 98
Day of Absence: Its Value and Benefit to Our Struggle 100
A Womanist Looks at the Million Man March 104
The Million Man March: From Patriarchy to Partnership 108
A Million is Just a Beginning 110
Farrakhan Made The Call-But the March 112
Why Focus on the Men? 114
The Million Man March 116
A Million Strong-Can Right Our Way 117
No Spaces Between Our Men 122
The Million Man March and DOA 125
The Message and the Messenger 128
Buck Passing: The Media, Black Men, O. J. and Million Man March 129
The Truth, The Media and the Million Man March 134
We, Too, are Black Men & Women 136
Excerpt from The B. Network 138
Million Man March Mission Statement 140
National Organizing Communication Packet 150
Million Man March Official Program 159
African-American Father's Pledge 167
Proposal to Establish the African-American on Fund 169
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