Goddess morning Royals. First, give priase and worship to the all High.
Noble Drew Ali January 8, 1886 – July 29, 1929
- Born Timothy Drew, but known as Noble Drew Ali.
- Founder of the Moorish Science Temple of America in 1913.
- Promoted belief that African-Americans are of Moorish ancestry, specifically from “Moroccan Empire.”
- Included the projected ideologies of spiritual growth and evolution, as well as, enlightenment and oneness of Allah.
- Urged Americans of all races to reject hate and embrace love.
Ida B. Wells July 16, 1862 – March 25, 1931
- Journalist, newspaper editor, suffragist, sociologist, feminist.
- A leader of the Civil Rights Movement; active in women’s suffrage and rights.
- In 1887, she sued the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company for $500 and won, but had her case overturned by the Supreme Court of Tennessee. She bought a portion of a Memphis newspaper, the Free Speech and Headlight, and used it as her platform to champion African American Civil Rights.
- Co-founder the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1909.
- Documented lynching in the United States in the 1890’s; wrote that it was often used in the South as a way to control or punish Black people who competed with whites.
Carter G. Woodson December 19, 1875 – April 3, 1950
- Historian, author, and journalist.
- In 1903, he earned a B.L. degree from Berea College. In 1908, he earned an M.A. in History from University of Chicago. In 1912, he earned his doctorate in History from Harvard University.
- Co-founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (later known as (Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History) in 1915.
- Authored The Mis-Education of the Negro in 1933, one of the most important books of the 20th century.
- Established The Journal of Negro History in 1915.
- Launched the celebration of “Negro History Week,” in 1926, eventually expanded and renamed Black History Month.
Haile Selassie I July 23, 1892 – August 27, 1975
- Ethiopia’s regent from 1916 to 1930; emperor from 1930 to 1974.
- Served as chairperson of the Organisation of African Unity.
- A former member of the Solomonic Dynasty.
- Forced into exile after Italy invaded Ethiopia in 1936; became the fae of the resistance and went before the League of Nations in Geneva for assistance. He secured the help of the British in reclaiming his country and reinstituting his power as emperor in 1941.
- Internationalist views led to Ethiopia becoming a charter member of the United Nations.
- Rastafari movement perceives Haile Selassie as a messianic figure who will lead a future golden age of eternal peace, righteousness , and prosperity.
Sending you all love and kisses. #GoddesLove