8 Things About The Black Liberation Flag You May Not Know

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Black Liberation Flag

The Colors and What They Represent

The official website of the UNIA-ACL conveys that the color red represents “the blood that unites all people of Black African ancestry, and (sic) shed for liberation.” Furthermore, the color black is for “the [Black] people whose existence as a nation, though not a nation-state, is affirmed by the existence of the flag,” while the color green is for the land and “the abundant natural wealth of Africa.”

( Deanna Lowman )
( Deanna Lowman )

Kwanzaa and the Black Liberation Flag

Kwanzaa, the holiday created by African Americans to observe Black cultural heritage and values, has the same colors as those found on the Black Liberation Flag. Azizi Powell, a blogger of Black history and culture, writes that Kwanzaa is celebrated annually from December 26 – January 1, and it “is represented by the colors of red, black, and green.”

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