For the 27th anniversary of the Million Man March on Oct. 16, distinguished historian and business expert John William Templeton looks at the seven ways that the event transformed African-Americans with a retrospective essay added to the 1995 book.
The original book had a scope of three months to look at, and the new edition continues that analysis.
Templeton launched Black Money Worldwide, the African-American, African and Caribbean business daily that year and his column Down2Business with National Newspaper Publishers Association newspapers, keeping the fire going for the next decade.
He’s also the founder of the 20th annual Journal of Black Innovation National Black Business Month next August.
The new essay also relates the march to previous mass movements including the Loyal League and the United Negro Improvement Association as the model for a similar mobilization in 2022 to save the gains of the past 150 years.