Happy 125th Bithday Marcus Garvey!

Collectivism is any philosophic, political, religious, economic, or social outlook that emphasizes the interdependence of all, or some group of, human beings. Collectivism is a basic cultural element that exists as the reverse of individualism in human nature and stresses the priority of group goals over individual goals and the importance of cohesion within social groups. Collectivists usually focus on community, society, or nation.
Marcus Garvey is one of our modern day heroes, He believed in unity of the race, racial pride, collective economic security and self-sufficiency. Along these lines, he gave us something to believe in, to hold on to when many of us at that time (post-slavery) lacked hope.
He was the first to really show us how great the mighty race we once were. Many of our later black leaders took their cue from Marcus Garvey. He was a threat to the powers that be and like so many of our legitimate leaders, opposition came not just from the former slave owners but from our traitorous black brothers as well. Garvey was also a prolific writer and author. He believed in Africa and the right of all Africans to self-determination. He believed that we must determine our own destiny and not rely on the help of white people. We must educate our children on Black American history and African history. The African race was around before any others. Our knowledge is hidden in language and in culture. And I want to take this time to thank Marcus Garvey for opening our eyes to our true greatness.

3 thoughts on “Happy 125th Bithday Marcus Garvey!

  1. Wonderful post, Prince.

    Not one black leader can say that Garvey didn’t inspire him/her. I’m saddened at times that our leaders are gunned down and discredited. Makes me wonder what will become of us in the future, no?

    But in this age of instant media, we’re all Marcus Garvey to some extent. Learning, teaching and helping our own to relinquish their chains.

    • I agree. Like Garvey,we must all do our part to educate our people. They love to dumb us down.We have to elevate our minds if we want real liberation. We have to use the internet against the Beast.

  2. I’m just starting to learn about Marcus Garvey. I just finished the book Glorious by Bernice Mcfadden. It had Marcus Garvey in the book as one of the charcters. I like the quote about “We Are A Race Cursed With Petty Differences”. That very quote sums up what is going on in society where our people are concerned.

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