The Official Flag of African-Americans

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THIS FLAG SYMBOLIZES THE BIRTH OF AFRICAN-AMERICA, AS WE KNOW IT TODAY

AFRICA, REPRESENTED IN THE COLOR GREEN, SIGNIFIES THE BIRTHPLACE OF ALL MEN AMONG THE EARTH.  THE COLOR GREEN ACKNOWLEDGES THE HONOR AND POWER THAT THE MOTHER CONTINENT AND ITS ANCESTORS EMBODIED.  KNOWLEDGE, STRENGTH, AND UNDERSTANDING OF OUR HISTORY GAVE OUR PEOPLE THE WILL TO SURVIVE THROUGH ANY AND ALL STRUGGLES ENDURED AND CONQUERED OVERTIME.

13 RED AND BLACK STRIPES ON BOTH SIDES OF THIS FLAG REPRESENT THE THIRTEEN COLONIES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WHERE THE FIRST GENERATION OF AFRICAN-AMERICANS WERE BORN. THE COLOR BLACK REPRESENTS THE SOUL OF THE PEOPLE AND THE STRONG INFLUENCE THAT OUR CULTURE POSSESSES.  THE COLOR RED REPRESENTS THE BLOOD, SWEAT, AND TEARS OF OUR OPPRESSED FAMILIES THAT SHOWED VITALITY AND ONENESS THROUGH THE YEARS OF SLAVERY AND OUR NEVER-ENDING FIGHT FOR CIVIL LIBERTIES.

THIS TESTIFIES THAT AFRICANS ARE TRUE CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS COUNTRY BY CREATING ITS TRUE FOUNDATION OF STRENGTH, WEALTH, AND RESILIENCE.  THE STRENGTH OF OUR PHYSICAL BEING AND MASTERY OF SURVIVAL IS WHAT LED OUR ANCESTORS TO BE SLAVES.  IT IS THAT SAME STRENGTH THAT LED THE ONCE CALLED SLAVE TO CARRY ON THE TRADITION OF CREATION AND INNOVATION BY CONTINUOUSLY CHANGING THE LAWS OF THE UNIVERSE THROUGH GREATNESS.  THIS SAME STRENGTH BUILT THIS NATION TO WHAT IT IS CONSIDERED TODAY, AS THE WORLD’S WEALTHIEST COUNTRY.  GOING THROUGH TUMULTUOUS TIMES HAS GIVEN US A DISTINCT SWAGGER AS A PEOPLE THAT IS OFTEN IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED.  

THIS FLAG IS A SALUTE TO AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE.