Black Monday: aftermath of the Million Man March


Business editor and historian John William Templeton had just presented the first Black history exhibition in the California State Capitol when he wrote Black Monday: the aftermath of the Million Man March just 90 days after the massive demonstration of Black love.  Editor of, the African-American, African and Caribbean business daily, he has been a Black journalist for 50 years.  His other titles include Come This Far By Faith: African-Americans 1980-2020 and Our Roots Run Deep: the Black Experience in California, Vols. 1-4.  His trilogy on the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments is matched with a 90-day instructional video series.


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.