Farrakhan planning Millions for Justice rally, to mark 20th anniversary of 1995 march

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan is planning to hold a Millions for Justice march in the nation's capital this fall, 20 years after the Million Man March.

Farrakhan announced the march at Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Washington.

He said he intends to hold the rally Oct. 10 on the National Mall, the same place where the original march took place in 1995.

Farrakhan says he is staging the march because "this is the time our people must see our unity."

The Million Man March was held Oct. 16, 1995, with the goal of encouraging firmer commitments to family values among black men. It is one of the largest political gatherings in American history, although there were disputes over how large a crowd it drew.