Orientation Course

Important Resources for UNIA/ACL Members

– African Fundamentalism By The Hon. Marcus Mosiah Garvey

The time has come for the Black man to forget and cast behind him his hero worship and adoration of other races, and to start out immediately to create and emulate heroes of his own. We must canonize our own martyrs and elevate to positions of fame and honor Black men and women who have made their distinct contributions to our racial history. Sojourner Truth is worthy of sainthood alongside of Joan of Arc.

Universal Negro Improvement Association African Communties League (UNIA/ACL)
Division Handbook

This handbook has been designed for your use at the divisional level both as members and as officers. The procedures in this book have been passed down from one administration to another and they represent the best practice according to recent implementation. The purpose is to help facilitate organization at the local and national levels. We firmly believe that this handbook will also foster better communication among members’ local and national officers. With better communication and organization, we will grow as an organization and as a government. This handbook will be upgraded as needed but will be reviewed at least once during each 4 year administration. As a division officer or member, your suggestions for improvement are very important and will be recognized if submitted to appropriate authorities. At no time this handbook is to be used in place of the constitution. It is to supplement it.

Declaration of the Rights of the Negro Peoples of the World

Be It Resolved That the Negro people of the world, through their chosen
representatives in convention assembled in Liberty Hall, in the City of New York and
United States of America, from August 1 to August 31, in the year of Our Lord one
thousand nine hundred and twenty, protest against the wrongs and injustices they are
suffering at the hands of their white brethren, and state what they deem their fair and just
rights, as well as the treatment they propose to demand of all men in the future.

Top 10 Facts About Hon. Marcus Mosiah Garvey

  1. ORGANIZER: Marcus Garvey was the World’s Greatest Organizer as he was able to organize more than 12 million Africans worldwide.
  2. HISTORY: Mr. Garvey used history to inspire and educate, and not to dwell in it.
  3. A BETTER DAY: Mr. Garvey sold the Black Man to himself so that he believed that a better day is coming.

First Message to the Negroes of the World from Atlanta Prison

Tuesday, February 10, 1925

All I have I have given to you. I have sacrificed my home and my loving wife for you. I entrust her to your charge, to protect and defend her in my absence. She is the bravest little woman I know. She has suffered and sacrificed with me for you; therefore, please do not desert her in this dismal hour, when she stands alone. I have left her penniless and helpless to face the world, because I gave all, but her courage is great, and I know she will hold up for you and me.

Ayiti Orientation

Haiti is the only case in recorded history where a formerly enslaved people rose up against their oppressors and militarily defeated them to then form an independent nation in 1804. While Haiti is the second independent country in the Americas after the United States which became independent in 1776, it is the first free country in the Americas as the US was a slave owning nation. Haiti is the first independent country in Latin America. Haiti is NOT the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Haiti has been the victim of an international conspiracy of the white slave owning nations of the world to malign and impoverish it ever since it fought a successful war which abolished slavery in 1804 and declared Haiti a haven for all enslaved peoples. Since these countries still “rule” the world today, their propaganda against Haiti marches on.


Boukman’s Prayer

The God who created the earth; who created the sun that gives us light. The God who holds up the ocean; who makes the thunder roar. Our God who has ears to hear.You who are hidden in the clouds; who watch us from where you are.You see all that the whites have made us suffer. The white man’s god asks him to commit crimes. But the God within us wants us to do good. Our God who is so good, so just, He orders us to revenge our wrongs. It’s He who will direct our arms and bring us the victory. It’s He who will assist us.We all should throw away the image of the white man’s god who is so pitiless. Listen to the voice for liberty that sings in all our hearts.

Orientation Connections

Orientation Flowchart

Map of Africa

Map of USA

 Caribbean Map

Math Manual

Marcus Garvey Library

The collection of the Marcus Garvey Library will be a mandatory collection at all divisions. Chairperson for the Education Committee in each division will use their discretion on how to manage the lending procedure of such material to the members only.

The Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey
by Amy Jacques Garvey

The Philosophy and Opinions, first published in two volumes in 1923 and 1925, quickly became a celebrated apologia for the leader of the largest Pan-African mass movement of all time. “As we approach the 1987 celebration of the centennial of Marcus Garvey’s birth, the time seems appropiate for the United States and Jamaican governments to declare null and void the legal proceedings that unjustly sent him to jail in both countries. Nor should a mere ‘pardon’ suffice, presupposing as it does, the presence of guilt to begin with.” –From the Preface.

Race First by Dr. Tony Martin

Message To The People: The Course Of African Philosophy
by Marcus Garvey

Pan African Connection: From Slavery To Garvey And Beyond
by Dr. Tony Martin

African Fundamentalism by Dr. Tony Martin

Amy Ashwood Garvey: Pan-Africanist, Feminist and Wife No. 1

Marcus Garvey, Hero: A First Biography by Dr. Tony Martin

The Poetical Works of Marcus Garvey

Literary Garveyism by Dr. Tony Martin

1o. The Irritated Genie by Dr. Jacob Carruthers
11. Destruction of Black Civilization by Dr Chancellor Williams
12. African Centered Consciousness vs. The New World Order: Garveyism in the Age of Globalism by Dr. Amos Wilson
13. Marcus Garvey and the UNIA Papers Volumes 1-10


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