Why The Name Universal Negro Improvement Association?

Why the name Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League? Since, “All people of African ancestry are regarded as ordinary members” of the UNIA-ACL it is a valid question for our people to ask.  Unfortunately, the active (dues paying) members are the only ones who can actually do something to change the name of…… Continue reading Why The Name Universal Negro Improvement Association?

Emancipate Yourselves From Mental Slavery

(paid link) Click here to get your copy of Emancipated from Mental Slavery. 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…… Continue reading Emancipate Yourselves From Mental Slavery

One God! One Aim! One Destiny! UNIA Constitution Preamble

The preamble to the UNIA Constitution explains the purpose of the document and the organization it constitutes. It is important to know where the motto UNIA motto is “One God! One Aim! One Destiny!” fits into the concept of the organization. The full Constitution is available at Hathi Trust. Preamble to the UNIA ConstitutionThe Universal…… Continue reading One God! One Aim! One Destiny! UNIA Constitution Preamble

Prayer for Opening of Meeting. Dedicated To The Universal Negro Improvement Association of the World. By John E. Bruce-Grit.

break down the barriers of might we reverently implore.

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