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  1. 1. Page 1 of 4 RBG Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey Studies Collection1. What you do to-day that is worthwhileinspires others to act at some future time.2. There is nothing in the world common toman, that man cannot do.3. The ends you serve that are selfish will takeyou no further than yourself; but the ends youserve that are for all, in common, will take youeven into eternity. RBG NALT (New Afrikan Leadership Training) Center In this RBG Group EduBlog our media4. EDUCATION is the medium by which a assets focus on defining and executing Re-people are prepared for the creation of their Afrikanization by show casing community involvement, action planning and strategic skillsown particular civilization, and the development, as the highest level of knowing isadvancement and glory of their own race. doing. Outlines on the general principles of time management, critical thinking, decision making5. The masses make the nation and the race. If and problem solving are provided. We raisethe masses are illiterate, that is the judgment questions and draw solution oriented lessons from our foremost scholars in Afrikanpassed on the race by those who are critical of consciousness by applying the study skill herein.its existence. This Learning Center is dedicated to The Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey Created by: dr_imhotep
  2. 2. Page 2 of 46. Every student of Political Science, every student of Economics knows that therace can only be saved through a solid industrial foundation. That the race can onlybe saved through political independence. Take away industry from a race; takeaway political freedom from a race, and you have a group of slaves.7. Be as proud of your race today as our fathers were in days of yore. We havebeautiful history, and we shall create another in the future that will astonish theworld.8. So many of us find excuses to get out of the Negro Race, because we are led tobelieve that the race is unworthy—that it has not accomplished anything. Cowardsthat we are! It is we who are unworthy, because we are not contributing to theuplift and upbuilding of this noble race.9. For over three hundred years the white man has been our oppressor, and henaturally is not going to liberate us to the higher freedom—the truer liberty—thetruer Democracy. We have to liberate ourselves.10. Let us prepare TODAY. For the TOMORROWS in the lives of the nations willbe so eventful that Negroes everywhere will be called upon to play their part in thesurvival of the fittest human group.11. The evolutionary scale that weights nations and races, balances alike forpeoples; hence we feel sure that some day the balance will register a change for theNegro.12. The world ought to know that it could not keep 400,000,000 Negroes downforever.13. There is always a turning point in the destiny of every race, every nation, of allpeoples, and we have come now to the turning point of Negro, where we havechanged from the old cringing weakling, and transformed into full-grown men,demanding our portion as MEN.14. A race without authority and power is a race without respect.
  3. 3. Page 3 of 415. The only protection against INJUSTICE in man is POWER—Physical,financial and scientific.16. Men who are in earnest are not afraid of consequences.17. CHANCE has never yet satisfied the hope of a suffering people.18. Action, self-reliance, the vision of self and the future have been the only meansby which the oppressed have seen and realized the light of their own freedom.19. Any sane man, race or nation that desires freedom must first of all think interms of blood. Why even the Heavenly Father tells us that "without the sheddingof blood there can be no remission of sins." Then how in the name of God, withhistory before us, do we expect to redeem Africa without preparing ourselves—some of us to die.20. LEADERSHIP means everything—PAIN, BLOOD, DEATH.21. Let Africa be our guiding Star—OUR STAR OF DESTINY.22. How dare anyone tell us that Africa cannot be redeemed, when we have400,000,000 men and women with warm blood coursing through their veins? Thepower that holds Africa is not divine.23. The power that holds Africa is human, and it is recognized that whatsoeverman has done, man can do.24. All of us may not live to see the higher accomplishment of an AfricanEmpire—so strong and powerful, as to compel the respect of mankind, but we inour life-time can so work and act as to make the dream a possibility within anothergeneration.25. Wake up Ethiopia! Wake up Africa! Let us work towards the one glorious endof a free, redeemed and mighty nation. Let Africa be a bright star among theconstellation of nations.26. No one knows when the hour of Africas Redemption cometh. It is in the wind.It is coming. One day, like a storm, it will be here. When that day comes all Africawill stand together.
  4. 4. Page 4 of 4Reference: Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey-The Journal of Pan AfricanStudies 2009 eBook