On August 13, 1920, 32 year-old Marcus Mosiah Garvey chaired a meeting of the Universal Negro Improvement Association at Madison Square Garden in New York City. It was the 13th day of the first International U.N.I.A. convention. Garvey and the 20,000 UNIA members in attendance that day were gathered for the presentation of a document…… Continue reading 97 Years of Red, Black and Green Begins Now!!!
These rights we believe to be justly ours and proper for the protection of the Negro race at large, and because of this belief we, on behalf of the four hundred million Negroes of the world, do pledge herein the sacred blood of the race in defense, and we hereby subscribe our names as a guarantee of the truthfulness and faithfulness hereof in the presence of Almighty God, on the 13th day of August, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty.