What Was the Effect of the Million Man March?


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An increase in black voters and interest in black adoptions are two effects of the Million Man March, according to theroot.com. The National Association of Black Social Workers estimates that at least 300 adoptions are a result of the Million Man March and there were thousands more inquires about adoption of black children due to the rally. There was an increase in black people voting after the march and a minimum of 150,000 people became voters at the event.

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The Million Man March was a large gathering of African-American men who were protesting some of the negative images and social issues that affected black males. It occurred in 1995 at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The Million Woman March was held two years later in response to the Million Man March's exclusion of black women.

Some community organizations, such as the 100 Black Men chapters, were developed due to the effects of the Million Man March, reports theroot.com. The Million Man March has also encouraged similar peaceful movements such as the Million Father March and the Million Hoodie March. The Million Father March aimed to get fathers involved in their children's education and the Million Hoodie March was in response to the Trayvon Martin shooting.

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