Quote of the Day: Marcus Garvey

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Submitted by Luke H on Mon, 2008-08-11 03:53

"We are going to emancipate ourselves from mental slavery because whilst others might free the body, none but ourselves can free the mind. Mind is your only ruler, sovereign. The man who is not able to develop and use his mind is bound to be the slave of the other man who uses his mind...."

- Marcus Garvey, speaking in Nova Scotia during October, 1937.

Two lines from this speech (published in Garvey's magazine Black Man) became part of Bob Marley's Redemption Song:

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery
None but ourselves can free our minds

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