Cover of the CD single "One In a Million"
Alan Curtis Green, well known in the advertising world for creating catchy jingles, has created music for a higher purpose. He wrote "One In A Million," the official theme song for the Millions More Movement March happening this coming weekend in Washington, D.C.
The march is something of a sequel to the Million Man March — an African-American march of protest and unity on Oct. 16, 1995, convened by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and considered by many to be the largest demonstration in American history. Farrakhan and a cross-denominational group of clergy have called for another march on the nation's capital to mark the tenth anniversary of that moment.
"I was not at the first Million Man March, because at that time I didn't see the value in going," Green says. "But over the last 10 years I have listened to people tell me how beautiful the day was and how it changed their lives. The words kept coming: 'I'm going to be one in a million, put my name on the roll and let my story be told.' Now it's personal with me."