what does the colors mean in the african american colors red,green ,black?

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  • Isabel
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    The RED, BLACK and GREEN Flag was unveiled to the world by the Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey and the members of the Universal ***** Improvement Association and African Communities League, of the World at it's first international convention on August 13, 1920. The UNIA-ACL knew that Africans at home and abroad needed their own flag as other flags around the world could not represent the collective of African people.

    The use of Red, Black and Green as colors symbolizing African nationhood was first "adopted by the UNIA-ACL as part of the 1920 Declaration of Rights as the official colors of the African race. The question of a flag for the race was not as trivial as might have appeared on the surface, for in the United States especially, the lack of an African symbol of nationhood seems to have been cause for crude derision on the part of whites and a source of sensitivity on the part of Afro-Americans.

    The race catechism Garveyites used explained the significance of the red, black, and green as for the "color of the blood which men must shed for their redemption and liberty", black for "the color of the noble and distinguished race to which we belong," and green for "the luxuriant vegetation of our Motherland.

    Nnamdi Azikewe, 12 April 2000

  • 4 years ago

    African American Flag Colors

  • doti
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    African American Colors

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

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    Skin tone variations occur as a result of a group's proximity to direct sunlight over hundreds of thousands of years. Since darker colored skin is more protective against the sun, groups who lived closer to the equator and in very hot areas (Africa, South America, the Mediterranean, the Middle East, parts of Asia, Austalia, and New Zealand) evolved to have much darker skin. In northern areas, like Sweden and England, there is very little sun and thus, for the group's skin to absorb enough vitamin D, the skin evolved to be very light. In brighter areas, dark skin evolved to keep people from overdosing on vitamin D.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I think that the red is blood, the black is africa and the green is grass. and I think I love you

  • 6 years ago

    red (blood), black (race), green

    red (blood), black (race), green (prosperity)

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