in case yu never know…a Marcus Garvey birthday
The Right Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey to be exact, our first National Hero
quite possibly the first human example of Jamaicans’ foreign minded-ness, he was ridiculed at home, went abroad and made a name for himself and then became a local hero
seems we always need the outside to validate our own greatness before we will believe it
please see Bob Marley and Sean Paul for more recent examples
Be that as it may, his vision of Africans with African pride
self aware black people creating for themselves
a self sufficient race
a race that knows its own power and is working actively to make it more than potential, but a real thing they’re living, stays with us
and i suspect in every small rebellion, in every person that lashes out in some way against some injustice small or large, being visited upon them by someone, who with no authority, decided they were superior, Mr, Marcus speaks
look for me in the whirwind….i will be coming back. with the army of those you wronged before and continue to wrong now, and then there will be a reckoning.
“i unequivocally rejected the racist assumption, of much white american christianity, namely that God had created the black man inferior and that he had intended negroes to be a servant class- hewers of wood and drawers of water”
Happy Birthday Sir.