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33 Years Later: 1978 March on Wall Street Re-visited

11/7/2011, 12:25 p.m.

Brooklyn, NY - On Sunday, October 30th at 2:00PM, members of the original 1978 March on Wall Street will revisit Wall Street, some 33 years later, in a March to address the ongoing issues of Unemployment, Poverty, Police Brutality, and Capitalism.

On November 6, 1978, the Black United Front, led by the Rev. Dr. Herbert Daughtry, pastor of the historic House of the Lord Church in Brooklyn, NY, organized this historic March on Wall Street, addressing the six major issues affecting Black communities at that time: Unemployment, the Creation of the Ghetto, Poverty, Police Brutality, Capitalism, and Slavery. On October 30, 2011, the organizers of the original March on Wall Street will join forces with Unions and Community Groups to address the local and global economic depression. Rev. Daughtry stated, "Not much has changed over the past 33 year. People -- Black people, in particular, are still confronted with unemployment, poverty, police brutality, and capitalism".

Rev. Daughtry stated, "We need to hear from the organizers of the original November 6, 1978 March on Wall Street and others as they compare the efforts of the Occupy Wall Street Movement with the movements of the 1970s and 1980s and discuss ways to interlock our effort. We all want the same thing - social, political, and economic equality."

A Panel Discussion and Rare Footage of the March from 33 years ago will be conducted and shown on Saturday, October 29, 2011, from 1:00PM - 4:00PM, at the House of the Lord Church, located at 415 Atlantic Avenue (Between Bond and Nevins Street), Brooklyn, NY. Some of the panel presenters invited include: Rev. Al Sharpton, Councilman Al Vann, Brother Jitu Weusi, Brother Sam Pinn, Councilman Charles Barron, and others.

The March on Sunday, October 30th will commence at 2PM sharp. A special message from Rev. Herbert Daughtry will precede the March at 12 Noon.