In this segment of DARC’s site we offer a history of the Pioneers and Founding Fathers/Mothers of the Great Ras Tafari Nation. Also to be found is a tribute to Ras Tafari Martyrs.
“A house built on granite and strong foundations, not even the onslaught of pouring rain, gushing torrents and strong winds will be able to pull down. Some people have written the story of my life representing as truth what in fact derives from ignorance, error or envy; but they cannot shake the truth from its place, even if they attempt to make others believe it.”
H.I.M. Emperor Haile Sellassie 1st
Oct. 6, 1963
“When I spoke at Geneva in 1936, there was no precedent for a head of state addressing the League of Nations. I am neither the first, nor will I be the last head of state to address the United Nations, but only I have addressed both the League and this Organization in this capacity. The problems which confront us today are, equally, unprecedented. They have no counterparts in human experience. Men search the pages of history for solutions, for precedents, but there are none. This, then, is the ultimate challenge. Where are we to look for our survival, for the answers to the questions which have never before been posed? We must look, first, to Almighty God, Who has raised man above the animals and endowed him with intelligence and reason. We must put our faith in Him, that He will not desert us or permit us to destroy humanity which He created in His image. And we must look into ourselves, into the depth of our souls. We must become something we have never been and for which our education and experience and environment have ill-prepared us. We must become bigger than we have been: more courageous, greater in spirit, larger in outlook. We must become members of a new race, overcoming petty prejudice, owing our ultimate allegiance not to nations but to our fellow men within the human community.”
Letter From His Imperial Highness,
Prince Ermias Sahle Selassie, Chairman of the Ethiopian Crown Council, to The Rastafari Nation
ETHIOPHILE MERITORIUM AWARDS
PRINCE ERMIAS SAHLE SELASSIE
Marcus Mosiah Garvey (1887-1940), an African man from the West Indies, was one of the first to articulate the concept of African nationalism - of black people returning to Africa, the continent of their forefathers, to build a great nation of their own. Garvey spent...
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