CHICAGO ( – The Mayor of Tuskegee, Alabama, the Honorable Johnny Ford, extended a “heartfelt welcome” in an official letter to the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam in preparation for this year’s Holy Day of Atonement and Million Man March commemoration.

“Please know that you can count on our full support, and cooperation, in making the arrangements to make this ‘Million Man March’ celebration, just as successful as the one that was held 18 years ago in this nation’s capital, for indeed, we have not forgotten that you are the only man alive who has assembled more than a million men in one place without a single incidence of violence,” Mayor Ford wrote in the August 27 letter.

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