TO THE BEAT OF HIS DRUM

LIKE IT OR NOT, LOUIS FARRAKHAN IS ONCE AGAIN FORCING THE NATION TO FOCUS ON HIM AND HIS MESSAGE

FOR MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN the days leading up to the Million Man March on Washington were strewn with good omens, festooned with portents of success--beginning, of course, with the nifty bit of alliteration embedded in the event's name by Farrakhan himself. As the Oct. 16 march drew near, trains, planes and automobiles converged on the District, and officials planned for 11,000 buses--enough to hold half a million men--with 1,600 of them chartered in New York City alone. D.C. authorities ordered additional security for the Mall in front of the Capitol, where the speeches would take place, and scrambled to find enough...

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