Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

The Million Man Pledge

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

The Million Man Pledge

Article excerpt

This is the pledge that Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and hundreds of thousands of black men took Monday:

"I pledge that from this day forward I will strive to love my brother as I love myself. I, from this day forward, will strive to improve myself spiritually, morally, mentally, socially, politically and economically for the benefit of myself, my family and my people.

I pledge that I will strive to build business, build houses, build hospitals, build factories and enter into international trade for the good of myself, my family and my people.

"I pledge that from this day forward I will never raise my hand with a knife or a gun to beat, cut, or shoot any member of my family or any human being, except in self-defense.

I pledge from this day forward I will never abuse my wife by striking her, disrespecting her, for she is the mother of my children and the producer of my future. …

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