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 … More 97 Years of Red, Black and Green Begins Now!!!
This post is an extract from the Negro World weekly newspaper for April 14, 1923. In this essay Marcus Garvey explains how Africa awakened from propaganda generated by the UNIA. It should be inspirational to those who see what has transpired since it was written and how African people at home and abroad can only … More AWAKENED AFRICA STARTLES THE WORLD
I trust that the Negro peoples of the world are now convinced that the work of the Universal Negro Improvement Association is not a visionary one, but very practical, and that it is not so far fetched, but can be realized in a short while if the entire race will only co-operate and work toward the desired end. … More AFRICA FOR THE AFRICANS
The United States of Africa originated from Marcus Garvey. Some people want to give credit for the idea to Muammar Gaddafi. Others want to connect it to Robert Mugabe. If they believed the world should be the way they want it to be, all those people would have to do is tell the truth. Confident … More Hail! United States of Africa!
During the heyday of the UNIA and still to this day, this prayer and the ritual which it is a part, was the means through which we achieved the “Opening of the Way.” UNIA meetings created so much unity at 3pm on Sunday that the world’s so-called “superpowers” knew it was the latest manifestation of … More Prayer for Opening of Meeting. Dedicated To The Universal Negro Improvement Association of the World. By John E. Bruce-Grit.