17 August 1887 – 10 June 1940

dejathakilla:

Happy Birthday to the “Back To Africa Leader”, Marcus Garvey. 

For man to know himself is for him to feel that for him there is no human master..

..Oh, how disgusting becomes when on every hand you hear people (who bear your image, who bear your resemblance) telling you that they cannot make it, that Fate is against them, that they cannot get a chance..

..If 400,000,000 Negroes can only get to know themselves, to know that in them is a sovereign power, is an authority that is absolute, then in the next twenty-four hours we would have a new race, we would have a nation, an empire, – resurrected, not from the will of others to see us rise, – but from our own determination to rise, irrespective of what the world thinks.

Marcus Garvey “Man Know Thyself”

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