Emancipate Yourselves From Mental Slavery

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Though widely associated with Bob Marley and his incredibly popular “Redemption Song” lyric, the phrase “emancipate yourselves from mental slavery” is a paraphrase from a speech by Marcus Garvey. In his comments during a speech entitled “The Work That Has Been Done” in November 1937 he said:

“We are going to emancipate ourselves from mental slavery, because whilst others might free the body, none but ourselves can free the mind. Mind is our only ruler; sovereign.”

More of the fascinating mind of Marcus Garvey can be found in the book Emancipated from Mental Slavery: Selected Sayings of Marcus Garvey.

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Marcus Garvey is the source for the widely known lyric by Bob Marley:
Marcus Garvey is the source for the widely known lyric by Bob Marley: “Emancipate yourself from mental slavery.” During November 1937 at Menelik Hall in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Marcus Garvey said in a speech entitled “The Work That Has Been Done:”
“We are going to emancipate ourselves from mental slavery, for though others may free the body, none but ourselves can free the mind. Mind is our only ruler; sovereign.”

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