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Universal Symbol of Black Liberation

Posted by John Pierre-Louis on

The Pan-African flag, simply put, is the universal symbol for "black freedom." It was designed to politically empower the people of the African Diaspora.  Adopted by the Universal Negro Improvement Association on August 13, 1920, this beautiful tri-color flag with its horizontal bands of red, green, and black will celebrate its centennial in 2020. It is also known as the Marcus Garvey, UNIA, Afro-American and Black Liberation flag.  The red band symbolizes the shared blood of Africans worldwide and the blood of Africans who gave their lives in the battle for freedom from slavery. The black band simply symbolizes black...

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"Unity is Strength"

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  The Haitian flag features two horizontal strips of color, with blue on the upper portion and red on the lower portion. In the center, you will find Haiti's coat of arms featured on a small white rectangle. At the center of the coat of arms is a Royal Palm tree, which represents independence, surrounded by weaponry, which represents Haiti’s commitment to defend freedom, on a green hilltop. Across the green hilltop, a white ribbon bears the motto, "Unity is Strength."  It was strength in unity that brought about the only successful slave revolution in human history. The Haitian Revolution began in...

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