This book is a collection of thoughts, speeches, essays and commentary by Marcus Garvey, the first Black leader in history to gain massive support from Africans and African descendants all over world. The book stresses that black people have to build their own institutions and organizations to look after their own interests, just as other races have their own institutions and organizations.
“The Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey” was first published in two volumes in 1923 and 1925, and quickly became a celebrated apologia for the leader of the largest Pan-African mass movement of all time. Garveyites refer to it as their bible.
After the culmination of over 20 years of research and analysis based in part on the treatment of African-Americans in her private practice, Frances Cress Welsing probed the symbols and practices of the white supremacist system to reveal the psychological dynamics of racism.
The book reveals fascinating insights on such topics as the relationship between Black children and their parents; AIDS and its threat to Black Americans; and the crisis in Black male and female relationships.
Her unraveling of the network of fear embedded in such European symbols and practices as ball games, money, gold, guns and even the white Christ-figure, will force readers to examine their own participation in a system of racial violence and negation.