Monday, August 17, 2020

Happy EarthStrong Marcus Mosiah Garvey!

Marcus Mosiah Garvey was a charismatic orator, political activist, founder, and president of the African Communities League and U.N.I.A, Universal Negro Improvement Association whose membership topped 4 million strong and branches scattered throughout the world.

Marcus Garvey instilled Black pride and promoted self-worth, self-determination, and self-reliance.

Wave the banner of Red, Black, and Green! Red, the blood that unites all Black African ancestry, shed for liberation. Black, Black people who existence as a nation, though not a nation-state, is affirmed by the existence of the flag and Green, the abundant natural wealth of Africa. The Pan-African Flag/U.N.I.A/Black Liberation/RBG/Afro-American flag was adopted in August 1920 by members of the U.N.I.A.

Marcus Garvey was a prolific writer, journalist, poet, and co-founder of The Negro World newspaper.

An entrepreneur, the founder of the Black Star Line, an all-black shipping and charter company, and owned other establishments, The Universal Negro Improvement Association Restaurant, The Universal Negro Improvement Association Grocery, The Universal Steam Laundry, and The Universal Tailoring and Dressing Department.

Forever immortalized deeds and accomplishments, his teachings, lessons, and philosophy continue to inform, educate, and inspire.

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