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Thousands of African-Americans Converge on Washington for Rally

Thousands of African-Americans are converging on Washington, D.C. to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Million Man March on the nation's capital.

Organizers say more than two-thousand chartered buses are heading to Saturday's event, called the "Millions More Movement." They say tens of thousands of African-American men, women and children will gather on the National Mall for speeches and music.

Speaking at a news conference Thursday in Washington, Nation of Islam sect leader Louis Farrakhan expressed hope that the rally will empower minorities to help themselves first -- before relying on government assistance.

Ten years ago Mr. Farrakhan called for a million African-American men to rally in Washington in a show of unity. Hundreds of thousands of black men participated in the 1995 event.