MEMPHIS, TN—Culminating a weekend of events, The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan will keynote address the Holy Day of Atonement 2009 on Sunday, October 18th at 2pm at the Memphis Cook Convention Center.
Min. Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam will host the Holy Day of Atonement October 16-18 in Memphis, TN, in commemoration of the 14th Anniversary of the Million Man March. The event’s theme is “Accepting Responsibility to Build Our Community.”
“Minister Farrakhan’s visit to Memphis and his message of responsibility comes at a critical time in our history and in view of world events his message of atonement, reconciliation and responsibility comes at a time when we see in the city of Memphis and in cities all across this country an increase of violence and killings among black youth,” said National Assistant Minister Ishmael Muhammad. “We want to pull our community together and gather the best and the brightest to develop a comprehensive plan to solve the many problems we are faced with.”
Why should there be a commemoration of the historic Million Man March? This historic event brought nearly two million men to the Nation’s Capital. It demonstrated the willingness of Black men to atone to God for our shortcomings as men, husbands and fathers; it demonstrated our willingness to reconcile differences at home, school, church, organizations and in the society in general; it demonstrated our willingness to accept responsibility to change our behavior and to strive to make our communities a more decent place to live.
Media must pre-register for credentials at www.finalcall.com/press. For event information visit www.holydayofatonement2009.com
Holy Day of Atonement; Anniversary of the Million Man March
Keynote address by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
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