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  • In 1998, The Million Youth March was held in Harlem, New York.

  • Organizers said the march was to promote unity among young Blacks and end gang violence.

  • Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, citing concerns about safety, tried to prevent the march from occurring.

  • Parker, who had photographed the Million Man, World Day of Atonement and Million Woman Marches, was there.

  • Visit PBS Black Culture Connection to read more stories about civil rights photographers and the images that changed the world.

    Photographs and Words by Katina Parker

    Produced by Erika Beras

    Share your own story of standing up for something you believe in.

    (A partnership with the Center for Digital Storytelling).

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