Did you know that the million man march was done in memorial of the Day Of Atonement
October marks the 27th anniversary of the Million Man March. It was a massive gathering of Black men around the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Several of the men who were there in 1995 are from Maryland. A Baltimore woman is now working on a documentary to make sure the sights, sounds and stories from that historic day are not lost in history.
Day of Atonement in the Bible
The main description of the Day of Atonement is found in Leviticus 16:8-34. Additional regulations pertaining to the feast are outlined in Leviticus 23:26-32 and Numbers 29:7-11. In the New Testament, the Day of Atonement is mentioned in Acts 27:9, where some Bible versions refer to as "the Fast."
Yom Kippur was the only time during the year when the high priest would enter the Holy of Holies in the innermost chamber of the Temple (or the Tabernacle) to make atonement for the sins of all Israel.
Atonement means "covering." The purpose of the sacrifice was to repair the broken relationship between humans and God by covering the sins of the people.