(140720)

Every year on May 19, Malcolm X’s birthday, marchers make their way down 125th Street in Harlem to ensure that businesses close from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in honor of the beloved leader.

Stores that don’t close are deemed disrespectful and are met with criticism from the group and shoppers are urged to boycott the business.

Below are photos of the marchers’ 2015 trek and how they are carrying on Malcolm X’s rich legacy and message:

Photos by Bill Moore and Solwazi Olusola