Egungun and Marcus Garvey

EGUNGUN

by

Yawo Yemoja

The Coulter Women

It is important to
Revere the Egungun
Because you don’t know
When you will need their wisdom

You can help them help you by greeting
And acknowledging their energy
But do not forget to feed them daily

 There is always a road you will need
to cross
And the Egungun will know the
Exact way your feet should travel

So if you know your Egungun
say their names loudly
be proud of the mothers and fathers
who live inside your spirit

MARCUS GARVEY

by

Yawo Yemoja Meji

Marcus Garvey was a black man.
Marcus Garvey had a plan.
Marcus Garvey wanted to take black people back to the Mother Land.

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The US Government got mad and put Marcus in jail. That meant his boat couldn’t sail.

Marcus Garvey gave us pride.  Now it’s up to us to keep his history
alive.

Editor’s Note:  The following excerpt is taken from Wikipedia.  You may see the entire piece by clicking here – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcus_Garvey

Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr., ONH (17 August 1887 – 10 June 1940) was a Jamaican publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator who was a staunch proponent of the Black Nationalism and Pan-Africanism movements, to which end he founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL). He founded the Black Star Line, part of the Back-to-Africa movement, which promoted the return of the African diaspora to their ancestral lands.

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