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?

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





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