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      Queen Sis. Amy Jacques Garvey!

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      Greetings Fellow Garveyites:

      On behalf of the Amy Jacques Garvey Institute, I'd like to pay
      tribute Honorable First Lady Amy Euphemia Jacques Garvey, who died
      July 25, 1973 after serving her God, her family and her race
      faithfully for over 50 years. As we acknowledge her transition from
      labor to her reward, we ask that everyone honor her legacy by
      continuing the work she readily sacrificed her life to complete.
      Mrs. Garvey's contribution to the *Negro World*, *The Philosophy and
      Opinions of Marcus Garvey Volumes I - III*, *Memorandum Correlative
      of Africa, West Indies and the Americas*, African Study Circle of
      the World, 5th Pan African Congress, *Garvey & Garveyism*, *Black
      Power In America* and many other works, while raising two children
      alone warrants our most solemn gratitude and inestimable appreciation.

      We encourage all others to share in the celebration of her life by
      reflecting upon her words, works and deeds. Recite *This Flag of
      Mine*, the UNIA-ACL's Official Ode to the Red, Black and Green Flag,
      penned by Mrs. Garvey. Fast during the day and break fast with the
      family at night while rededicating your commitment to practicing the
      principles of Universal Afrikan Nationalism.

      I've included a brief bio on Mrs. Garvey, the Ode To The Flag and
      the opening page of her Memorandum Correlative of Africa, West
      Indies and the Americas.
      *Mwariama Dhoruba Kamau,*
      *Deputy Chancellor,*
      *Amy Jacques Garvey Institute*
      *(202) 256 - 6380*
      *“As a stream can rise no higher than its source, a nation can rise
      no higher than its women."*
      *Anna Julia Cooper*
      __________________________________________________ __________
      Amy Jacques Garvey
      (December 31, 1896 - July 25,1973)

      Amy Jacques Garvey, wife of Marcus Garvey
      , did not derive her
      legitimacy from the status of her husband. She was a leading
      Pan-Africanist and Black Nationalist in her own right. Standing by
      her man through thick and thin, always advancing the cause of black
      liberation, she played influential roles in the movement as
      journalist, feminist and race activist.

      Born in Jamaica, she moved to the USA in 1917 where she encountered
      the charismatic Marcus Garvey, who was the driving force for the
      movement instilling race pride and seeking race redemption for
      people of African descent. The United Negro Improvement Association
      (UNIA) galvanized and energized Black people from Harlem, USA, to
      Capetown, South Africa. At this time, Marcus Garvey was in his
      glory. and after 1922, when he married Amy Jacques, they both
      personified the movement.

      In 1919, she became the Secretary General of the UNIA, a post she
      held for over half a century proselytizing and propagating Garvey's
      philosophy of black consciousness, self-help and economic
      independence. From 1924 to 1927, she was the associate editor of the
      UNIA's newspaper, /The Negro World/, where she advanced her
      feminist/nationalist ideas with the inauguration of a new page
      entitled "Our Women and What They Think."

      Like Yaa Asantewaa
      , she chided the
      men to assert their manhood or else the women would have to pick up
      the struggle. She warned that " ... Negroes everywhere must be
      independent, God being our guide. Mr. Black man, watch your step!
      Ethiopia's queens will reign again, and her Amazons protect her
      shores and people. Strengthen your shaking knees, and move forward,
      or we will displace you and lead on to victory and glory."

      While her husband was in prison on charges of mail fraud in
      connection with Black Star Line (his shipping line), she acted as
      his personal representative, rallying to his defense, making
      speeches to the branches of the UNIA and lobbying for his release.
      In order to raise funds for his defense, she published two volumes
      of /Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey/, a collection of his
      speeches and writings..

      After his release from the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary, he was
      taken to New Orleans and deported from the USA, never to return. She
      returned to Jamaica with him and they subsequently toured England,
      France and Germany, all the while continuing her writing as
      contributing editor of /The Negro World/. When Garvey moved to
      England, she remained in Jamaica with their one-year -old and
      four-year-old sons.

      After Garvey's death in 1940, she continued the struggle for Black
      Nationalism, becoming contributing editor to /The African/, a
      journal published in Harlem in the 1940s, and founding the African
      Study Circle of the World in Jamaica toward the end of the decade.
      In 1944, she wrote her outstanding piece, "A Memorandum Correlative
      of Africa, West Indies and the Americas", which she sent to
      representatives of the UN pressing them to adopt an African Freedom
      Charter. In 1963, she published her own book, /Garvey and
      Garveyism/, and later published two collections of essays, /Black
      Power in America/ and /The Impact of Garvey in Africa and Jamaica/.

      On July 25, 1973, Amy Jacques Garvey died as she lived, active in
      the struggle for black empowerment and liberation.
      Amy Jacques Garvey

      /by *

      *Amy Jacques Garvey
      Regardless of what is told of it,
      Here's to this flag of mine
      The Red, Black and Green
      Hopes in its future bright
      Africa has seen.
      Here's to the Red of it,
      Great nations shall know of it
      In time to come.
      Red blood shall flow of it,
      Historians shall write of it,
      Great flag of mine.
      Here's to the Black of it
      Four hundred millions back of it,
      Whose destiny depends on it
      The RED, BLACK and GREEN of it,
      Oh, Flag of Mine.
      Here's to the Green of it
      Young men shall dream of it,
      Face shot and shells of it
      Waving so high.
      Here's to the whole of it
      Colors wrought and pole of it
      Pleased is my soul with it
      Regardless of what is told of it,
      Thanks God for giving it
      Great Flag of Mine./*

      __________________________________________________ ____

      *One God:* Who reigns supreme.*
      **One Aim:* To contend for the freedom and equality of every member
      of our race with our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.*
      One Destiny:* Freedom or Death.
      "We must continue to move forward and do everything we can to outlaw legal lynching in America. We must continue to stand together in unity and to demand a moratorium on all executions. You must stay strong. You must continue to hold your heads up, and to be there. We will prevail. Keep marching Black people. They are killing me tonight. They are murdering me tonight." -- Excerpts of Last Words of Bro. Shaka Sankofa, an innocent man executed by the state of Texas, 6/22/00.

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      I truly admire Amy Jacques Garvey for her hard work and dedication to sisters in the revolution....she is in every way one of our greatest revolutionaries!
      All of us may not live to see the higher accomplishment of an African Empire—so strong and powerful, as to compel the respect of mankind, but we in our life-time can so work and act as to make the dream a possibility within another generation.-Marcus Garvey

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