Sunday, 22 June 2014

The Black Star..

Ghana played well yesterday. They played with the kind of confidence that Marcus Garvey spoke of.

The quote says.

" Long before many of us were even conscious of our own degradation, Marcus Garvey fought for African national and racial equality. I think that of all the literature I studied, the book that did more than any other to fire my enthusiasm, was 'The Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey'
- Kwame Nkruma -

It was in honour of Marcus Garvey and his Black Star line Co, that the Ghanain flag features the black star.. and Nkrumas fleet of ships also bore the same name

Ghana - the second Independent African country after Liberia (1821)
Liberia's independence was strengthened and supported by Black Americans and Caribbeans - even the Haitian revolution
Ghana's - was heavily influenced and supported by Black Caribbeans

It's a Diaspora thing

Go Ghana!

More info?
Kwame Nkrumah was influenced by the West Indian born black nationalist, Marcus Garvey, and decided to embark on a programme to systematically rid Africa of colonialism and neo-colonialism. [click]

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