We Need a Movement of Millions

Author: 
Mumia Abu-Jamal
Date Published: 
October 15, 2005

Following is Mumia Abu-Jamal's speech to the Millions More Movement Rally in Washington, D.C., October 15, 2005. Unfortunately, the speech was never played by rally organizers.

Long live John Africa. On a move!

p>I want to thank Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Millions More Movement for the kind invitation to join y'all here. As we gather, in person or electronically,we do so in a time of peril.

We do so in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, when the state showed us all that they don't give a damn about Black life. But every day of our lives we see smaller but no less lethal Hurricane Katrinas. Every year in public schools, millions of Black, Latin@, and poor kids are miseducated, thereby destroying, as surely as any hurricane, their life h