NY1 At 20: 1995 Report Looks At Reaction To Million Man March
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Controversial Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakan made headlines in 1995 with the Million Man March, which was held in Washington D.C. on October 16, 1995 Farrakan called on black men from around the country to gather on the National Mall to speak out against the social and economic problems facing the African American community. NY1 was in D.C. for the rally, but back home New Yorkers weighed-in on the high-profile event. As we continue our look back at 20 years of NY1, the station revisits Karim Hajee's October 16, 1995 report on local reaction.
NY1 FOLLOW-UP: The National Park Service estimated the size of the crowd at the Million Man March as only 400,000. But March organizers vigorously disputed that claim, saying their own count put the number of people in attendance much closer to one million.