Marcus Garvey: “The Principles of the Universal Negro Improvement Association”


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Over five years ago the Universal Negro Improvement Association placed itself before the world as the movement through which the new and rising Negro would give expression of his feelings. This Association adopts an attitude not of hostility to other races and peoples of the world, but an attitude of self respect, of manhood rights on behalf of 400,000,000 Negroes of the world.

We represent peace, harmony, love, human sympathy, human rights and human justice, and that is why we fight so much. Wheresoever human rights are denied to any group, wheresoever justice is denied to any...

Source: Marcus Garvey. Life and Lessons. Edited by Robert A. Hill. Berkeley, CA: University of...

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