Here is the focus sheet that I promised that will be distributed today. Also, today at the study group I will explain the process for using this to assist you in accomplishing your goals….whatever they may be.
The purpose of the U.N.I.A. is to emancipate and our primary duty is to emancipate your minds because it is the mind that makes the man, that directs him. It is the mind that makes the man, the race; and all that you see material, artistic and otherwise of nature is man’s mind working upon Nature. What man has done man may do. My position is always independent because I was made independent. I wasn’t made a Siamese twin but separate and distinct as a human unit, and I am appealing to all other Negro human units to think independently and then cooperatively, because as individuals created as such you must be a group separate and distinct as such.
This quote sums up pretty well how Marcus Mosiah Garvey saw the mission of the Universal Negro Improvement Association. When Garvey spoke of the redemption of Mother Afrika, he primarily meant the minds of the Afrikans who were lost then and continue to be lost to this day. As such, Team Afrika will attempt to continue the mission of Marcus Garvey and the U.N.I.A.
Just want to let everyone know that the study group will continue on Monday, September 9th at the Whitehaven Library as scheduled. The topic for this Monday will be Chasing Garvey: Failing to Succeed. For this time we will start our examination on the mind set are ancestors had to construct in order to be the people that we know them as today. Being Garveyites in training until we build something of significance, we will start with the Most Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey and deconstruct his early life and the pitfalls he experienced before actually fining success and how we can apply those lessons to our everyday lives.
References for this class:
Race First: The Ideological and Organizational Struggles of Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association by Tony Martin
The Marcus Garvey and Universal Negro Improvement Association Papers, Volume I 1826-August 1919 by Robert A. Hill
The Prestige, a movie starring Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman
Looking forward to seeing everyone there.
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