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Unformatted text preview: • Rastafarianism developed as: o An authentic grassroots movement struggling for liberation from both racial and class oppression o An attempt to reassert pride in African-Jamaican culture Abyssinian Baptist Church, Harlem Princes shall come out of Egypt: Ethiopia shall soon strech out her hands unto God Psalm 68, v.31 Ehtiopian mdeal commerorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Adawa(or Adwa) 1. What was the Pan-African movement about a. Marcus Gravey was the leader of the movement, and his influence on reggae was two-fold i. MarcusGravey claimed Ethiopia to be home for all blacks in the Diaspora ii. Also important in stirring up interest in repatriation to Africa, so strong was the UNIA (United Negro Improvement Association), the organization became known to many as the “Back to Africa Movement” b. Marcus said in 3 years, it was 1927 at the time, that a great king in Ethiopia would rule and become very powerful, and sure of enough, 3 years later after he said that the “Ras Tarfi” arrived, also known as “King of...
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- Spring '10
- Leonard P. Howell, authentic grassroots movement, fifrst Rasta community, Ras Tafari emperor, a. Marcus Gravey