8.29.2013

Farrakhan not invited to the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington; invites Black leaders to a private a meeting


After taking a short break, The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan returned to for Pt. 33 of the series, "The Time and What Must Be Done." It was released online on Aug. 24 , 2013. Despite not being invited to the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, Minister Farrakhan appealed to other Black leaders to have a private meeting with him. He said:

Although I was not invited, I must say that I am happy to see that so many convened to listen to the various speakers, especially the words of the President of the United States of America. This, however, demonstrates a condition that needs to be rectified: When someone else has to finance our ideas of paying tribute to Dr. King and the great Civil Rights Movement, or marches for whatever purpose we wish to march, those who finance us feel they have the right to tell us who is permitted to speak, and who is not. 
This, again, shows the pitiful condition that we are in as a people, when we as organizations and leaders cannot finance our own gatherings and marches so that somebody else can tell us “who” we can have, and “who” we can’t, when our condition is such that we need “all hands on deck” to solve the critical problems that we as a people face. 
So my appeal to my brothers, Reverend Al Sharpton of the National Action Network, to Martin Luther King, III, to Brother Marc Morial of the Urban League, to Brother Julian Bond, to Brother Ben Jealous of the NAACP; to the Reverend Charles Steele of the SCLC; the Congressional Black Caucus, and all the leaders and organizations that are represented there today and are represented in Washington: My appeal to you today is for a united front for all our leaders and organizations to meet, to plan. 
So, can we meet after such demonstration, at a place that does not necessarily have to be mentioned or known? Will you accept an invitation from Brother Farrakhan to meet, so that we can sit and strategize as a people who love our people and want to see us in a better state than we are presently in? Would you meet with me, so that we, together, might plan a better way forward rather than asking the government that cannot properly respond to our needs?

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