James Muhammad

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James Muhammad

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Key organizers of the Minnesota component of the 1995 Million Man March included Randolph Staten, Al McFarlane, Minister James Muhammad, Peter Hayden, Mahmoud Al-Kati, Tyrone Terrell, Bill English, Marvin Smith, Keith Ellison, Leon Tazel, Spike Moss, Andre Bullock, Rev. Devin Miller, Rev. Jerry McAfee, Raven Mason, Lester Collins, Alfred Babington-Johnson, Yusef Mgeni, Nathaniel Khaliq.

The Million Man March was led by Louis Farrakhan.

Conrad Worrill wrote an article posted at the Indianapolis Recorder on July 1, 1995 explaining how the Minnesota Chapter of the Million Man March named itself Men Are Responsible to Cultivate Hope (MARCH), led by Minister James Muhammad.[1]

Conrad Worrill wrote an article posted at the Indianapolis Recorder on July 1, 1995 about the Million Man March
The historic call by Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam for 1 million Black men to march on Washington, D.C. on Oct. 16 has the potential to be one of the most important events of the Black liberation movement in the 20th century.


In St. Paul, Minn., another broad coalition of Black men has emerged in preparation for their organized participation in the march. They call themselves MARCH, Men Are Responsible To Cultivate Hope. This effort is being led by Minister James Muhammad.

According to the article, which decries "white supremacy," some of the demands include "reparations," and what appears to be the means to create an independent black state. In his 2014 book, "My Country Tis of Thee," Keith Ellison claims that Men Are Responsible To Cultivate Hope still meets and he tries to stop by occasionally.[2]