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UNIA Aims and Objects, By Marcus Garvey

UNIA Aims and Objects, By Marcus Garvey

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·AIMS
AND
OBJECTS
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MOVEME.NT'
F'O'R
SOLUT:ION
O'F
NE,IG'RO
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AS,KSWHJ'TER,ACET'O'BECONS]-O'ERAT'E
AND
S,YMPA'TH,E'T1'C,
HE!LP'NEGROE,S
T'O
HAVE
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AIMS'ANDOBJECTSOFMOVEMENTFORSOLUTIONOFNEGRO.PROBLEMOUTLINED
Generallythepubliciskeptmisinformedofthetruthsur-roundingnewmovementsofreform.Veryseldom,ifever,reformersgetthetruthtoldaboutthemandtheirmovements.Becauseofthisnaturalattitude,theUniversalNegroImprove-mentAssociationhasbeengreatlyhandicappedinitswork,causingthereby,oneofthemostliberalandhelpfulhumanmovementsofthezoth
century
tobehelduptoridiculebythosewhotakeprideinpokingfunatanythingnotalreadysuccessfullyestablished.AMERICANWHI'rESASLEADERSOFTHEWORLDThewhitemanofAmericahasbecomethenaturalleader)oftheworld.He,becauseofhisexaltedposition,iscalledup-/ontohelpinallhumanefforts.Fromnationstoindividualstheappealismadetohimforaidinallthingsaffectinghu-manity,sonaturally,therecanbenogreatmassmovementorchangewithoutfirstacquaintingtheleaderonwhosesym-.(pathyandadvicetheworld.moves..,Itisbecauseofthis,andmoresobecauseofadesiretobe
1
Christianfriendswiththewhiterace,whythispamphletis)writtentoexplaintheaimsandobjectsoftheUniv~rsalNegroImprovementAssociation."TOIMPROVECONDITIONSOFARACE
!
heUniversalNegroImprovementAssociationisanorgani-\zationamongNegroesthatisseekingtoimprovethecondit-
!
onoftherace,withtheviewofestablishingaNationin
I
(AfricawhereNegroeswillbe'giventheopportunitytode-\velopbythemselves,withoutcreatingthehatredandani-.mositythatnowexistincountriesofthewhiteracethrough
f
)N~g~oesrivalingthemforthehighestandbestpositionsin
I
~rnment,politics,soccietyandindustry.Thisorganiza-.tionbelievesintherightsofallmen,yellow,whiteandblack.Tous,thewhiterrl:ehasarighttothepeacefulpossession,andoccupationofcountriesofitsownandinlikemannertheyellowandblackraceshavetheirrights.
It
isonlybyanhonestandliberalconsiderationofsuchrightscantheworldbeblessedwiththepeacethatissoughtbyChristianteachersandleaders.
 
AIMS'ANDOBJECTSOFMOVEMENTFORSOLUTIONOFNEGROPROBLEMOUTLINED
THESPIRITUALBROTHERHOODOFMANThefollowingpreambletotheConstitutionoftheorgani-zationspeaksforitself:
TheUniversalNegroImprovementAssociat-ionandAfricanCommunities'Leagueisasocial;friendly,humanitarian,charitable,
edu,
cational,insUtutional,constructive,and
expan;
sivesocietyandisfoundedbypersons,desir-ingItothe
rutrnost,
toworkforthegeneral
up;
lift
oftheNegropeoplesoftheworld.Andthememberspledgethemselvestodoallintheirpowertoconservetherightsoftheirnobleraceandtorespecttherightsofallmankind,believingalwaysintheBrotherhoodofManandtheFatherhoodofGod.Themottooftheorganizationis:OneGod!OneAim!OneDesti-ny!Therefore,letjusticebedonetoallman,kind,realizingth~tifthestrongoppressestheweakconfusionanddiscontentwillevermarkthepathofman,butwithlove,faithand
char;
itytowardallthereignofpeaceandplentywillbeheraldedinto,theworldandthegen.,erationsofmenshallbecalledBlessed.
The.dededObjects
of
the
Association
are:
"ToestablishaUniversalConfraternityamongtherace;topromotethespiritofprideandlove;toreclaimthellallen;
to
administertoandassisttheneedy;toassistincivilizingthebackwardtribesofAfrica;to'assistinthedevelopmentofIndependentNegroNations\andCommunities;toestablishacentralnation\fortherace;toestablishCommissionariesorAgenciesintheprinciplecountrtesandcitiesoftheworldfortherepresentationofallNegroes;topromoteaconscientiousSpiritual/-worshipamongthenativetribesofAfrica;
I
toestablishUniversities,Colleges,Academies\andSChOOlS.ortheracialeducationand
cul,
ureofthepeople;toworkforbetter
eon,
\dittonn
amongNegroeseverywhere."AIMS'ANDOBJECTSOFMOVEMENTFORSOLUTIONOFNEGROPROBLEMOUTLINED
SUPPLYINGALONGFELTWANTTheorganizationoftheUniversalNegroImprovementAs-
sociation
hassuppliedamongNegroesalongfeltwant.HithertotheotherNegromovementsinAmerica,withthe\exceptionoftheTuskegee,HortofBookerT.Washington,soughttoteachtheNegrotoaspiretosocialequalitywiththewhites,meaningtherebytherighttointer-marry
<and
fraternizeineverysocialway.ThishasbeenthesourceofmuchtroubleandstillsomeNegroorganizationscontinuetopreachthisdangerous"racedestroyingdoctrine"added
toa
programofpoliticalagitationand
agression,
TheUniversalNegroImprovementAssociationontheother'hand,believes
in,
and'teachestheprideand
puruty
ofrace.Webelievethatthewhiteraceshouldupholditsracialprideandperpetuateitself,andthattheblackraceshoulddolikewise.Webe-lievethatthereisroomenoughintheworldforthevari-ousracegroupstogrowand.developbythemselveswith-outseeking'todestroytheCreator'splanbytheconstantintroductionofmongreltypes.
SHOULD
NOTLEGALIZEMONGRELIZATION
OF
RACESTheunfortunateconditionofslavery,as
imposed+upon
theNegro,andwhichcausedthemongrelizationofthe
race,
shouldnotbelegalizedandcontinuednowtotheharmanddetrimentofbothraces.
I
ThetimehasreallycometogivetheNegro'achancetodevelophimselftoamoral-standard-man,and
it
is
f~O
suchanopportunitythattheUniversalNegroImprove-rnentAssociationseeksinthecreati_onofanAfrican.nationforNegroes,wherethegreatestlatitudewould
be
gIven'
I
workoutthisracialideal.TherearehundredsofthousandsofColoredpeopleinAmericawhodesireraceamalgamationandmiscegenationasasolutionoftheraceproblem.Thesepeopleare,there-fore,opposedtotheraceprideideasofblackan'dwhite;butthethoughtfulofbothraceswillnaturallyignore~heravingsofsuchpersonsandhonestlyworkforthesolutionofaproblemthathasbeenforceduponus.

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