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Arnold Josiah Ford & The Universal Ethiopian Anthem

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Messenger: Ras InI 7 Sent: 8/29/2016 10:53:21 AM

"He turned his congregation over to another black Rabbi, Arthur Wentworth Mathew, and sailed for Ethiopia. There, he continued his life as a practicing Jew, remarried, had two more children, and headed a group of approximately 100 returning African Americans who lived on several hundred acres of agricultural land provided by newly crowned Emperor Haile Selassie."

I'd like to share an article about Arnold Josiah Ford who wrote 'The Universal Ethiopian Anthem'.
Read the article here: Arnold Josiah Ford (BlackHistoryNow)

The Universal Ethiopian Anthem


Ethiopia, thou land of our fathers,
Thou land where the gods loved to be,
As storm cloud at night suddenly gathers
Our armies come rushing to thee.
We must in the fight be victorious
When swords are thrust outward to gleam;
For us will the vict'ry be glorious
When led by the Red, Black and Green.


Advance, advance to victory,
Let Africa be free;
Advance to meet the foe
With the might
Of the Red, the Black and the Green.


Ethiopia, the tyrant's falling,
Who smote thee upon thy knees,
And thy children are lustily calling
From over the distant seas.
Jehovah, the Great One has heard us,
Has noted our sighs and our tears,
With His spirit of Love he has stirred us
To be One through the coming years.


Advance, advance, etc.


O Jehovah, thou God of the ages
Grant unto our sons that lead
The wisdom Thou gave to Thy sages
When Israel was sore in need.
Thy voice thro' the dim past has spoken,
Ethiopia shall stretch forth her hand,
By Thee shall all fetters be broken,
And Heav'n bless our dear fatherland.


Advance, advance, etc.

Jimmy Tucker - The Universal Ethiopian Anthem

Messenger: Ras InI 7 Sent: 8/29/2016 10:54:49 AM

The Ethiopian Royal House and the UNIA

Ethiopia had been extending invitations for Africans in the Diaspora to work in Ethiopia for several decades. In 1922, H. H. Tupakin delivered a message from the Ethiopian sovereign to the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) convention for its members to ”come home”, to where their race originated, and they may be lifted to their ”highest plane of usefulness and honour” (see Niaah 2005).

Footnote: In 1927 H.I.M. RasTafari sent emissary, Dr.Workneh Martin, to solicit workers from the Diaspora.

Source; Rastafari In The New Millenium, page 72.

Messenger: Ras InI 7 Sent: 9/26/2016 1:02:41 PM

1920 – Marcus Garvey holds first UNIA Convention in Harlem and receives telegram from Ras Tafari applauding his efforts.

RASTAFARI Timeline of events – Last 100 years and more

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Haile Selassie I