Marcus Garvey On The Importance History

emancipate-ourselves-from-mental-slavery“Read history incessantly until you master it. This means your own national history, the history of the world, social history, industrial history, and the history of the different sciences; but primarily the history of man.

If you do not know what went on before you came here and what is happening at the time you live…you will not know the world and will be ignorant of the world and mankind. You can only make the best out of life by knowing and understanding it. To know, you must fall back on the intelligence of others who came before you and have left their records behind.” -Marcus Garvey

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Who Is Edmonia Lewis AKA Wildfire?

Edmonia LewisEdomonia Lewis, also known as “Wildfire,” was an internationally renown artist and sculptor. She was born in 1846 in upstate New York. Her art sold all over the United States and Europe.

Edmonia was half Chippewa and half African American. She based her artwork on her rich heritage. When asked about her heritage , she reportedly said: “I have not a single drop of what is called white blood in my veins. My father was a full-blooded Negro, and my mother was a full-blooded Chippewa…When my mother was dying, she wanted me to promise that I would live three years with er people, and I did.”

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