Lupita Nyong'o, Marcus Garvey, and Shame

The existential self-hatred that Lupita describes is soul numbing. It can only be overcome with the self-love about which Marcus Garvey wrote, "Liberate the minds of men and ultimately you will liberate the bodies of men."

Garvey's goal was to change how we thought about ourselves: “The Black skin is not a badge of shame, but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness.” 

Imagine if all children of African descent grew up with these words?


The Coalition for the Exoneration of Marcus Garvey is petitioning  President Barack Obama to exonerate Marcus Garvey:


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