Farrakhan takes message of Atonement to inmates at Cook County Jail

The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan speaks to inmates at Cook County Jail on Oct. 16, 2008 to commemorate the 13th anniversary of The Million Man March in Washington, D.C (Photo: Kenneth Muhammad)

CHICAGO—The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan spoke to hundreds of inmates at Cook County Jail on Oct. 16 to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the largest public demonstration in U.S. history, the Million Man March in Washington, D.C.

Though confined to correctional facilities, the prisoners remained dignified under the ever present watchful eyes of the prison guards who also listened closely to the words delivered by Min. Farrakhan.

During his message to the men lasting about one hour, Min. Farrakhan recalled the peaceful atmosphere and the displays of unity and brotherhood on Oct. 16, 1995 and said that what we experienced for those 14 hours could be experienced forever if we collectively decided to implement the eight steps of atonement.

“All of you who are listening to my voice are better than what you have shown yourselves to be,” Min. Farrakhan said to the Black and Latino prisoners who gathered to hear his words. “The enemy wants us to think we are enemies of one another when we are in fact natural brothers of each other,” he added.

Min. Farrakhan pointed out to the inmates that their lack of unity has resulted in warfare and killing between Blacks and Latinos who are part of street organizations. He said the lack of opportunities and training along with improper choices have also contributed to increased levels of incarceration.


Minister Farrakhan has invited an array of religious, political, social, business leaders and international guests from Africa, the Middle East and beyond to attend the Oct. 19 re-dedication of the movement’s flagship Mosque Maryam in Chicago. The dedication follows a major renovation of the historic south side house of worship and will include a message that reflects a deeper exegesis of the teachings of the 78-year-old Islamic movement. Minister Farrakhan's October 19th message titled "A New Beginning" will be available live via webcast at http://www.finalcall.com/Oct19Webcast.
Post a Comment