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This Week in TFK History: Million Man March

Time flies! The first issue of TIME for Kids was published in September 1995. That means TFK is turning 25. To honor our 25th anniversary, we’re pulling TFK stories from the archives and highlighting them in this space. Each archival issue relates to something in the news today. We hope these stories provide background for the things you’ll read about.

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In this week’s magazine, we look at kids’ activism in the United States. We’ve been covering this subject for years. On October 27, 1995, TIME for Kids reported on a historic protest: the Million Man March.

Hundreds of thousands of Black men and boys gathered in Washington, D.C., to demand racial justice. It was one of the largest such gatherings in American history. Black leaders, such as the poet Maya Angelou, spoke at the march.

A TFK reporter attended the event and interviewed people. “It was the most beautiful experience I’ve ever had in my 21 years,” a college student said.