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26500, RE: So Marcus Garvey was the "president" of Africa ??
Posted by sunngodd, Tue Feb-15-05 10:43 AM
>****i didn't know that...of course it wasn't a real

No, he called himself the "Provisonal President of Africa." A common misconception of the Garvey's "Back to Africa," movement is that he was advocating that all black people actually return to Africa; he wasn't. He was really just talking about Pan-Africanism, where black people all over the world become econmically self-sufficent and cooperate with one another. "Back to Africa" meant psycologically, not physically.

But damn, why did the movement have to stop with

Uncle Tom Negroes like DuBois wouldn't get on board.


“All the scared niggers are dead” – Stokely Carmichael

"...and once we control at least the economy of our own community, we will actually be in a position to provide employment for the people of the community. And this will eliminate the necessity of us acting ignorantly and disgracefully boycotting and picketing some cracka somewhere else trying to beg him for a job. Anytime you have to rely upon your enemy for a job, you're in bad shape.” - Malcolm X