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The Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey on Education

Education is the medium by which a people are prepared for the creation of their own particular civilization, and the advancement and glory of their own race!

You can be educated in soul, vision and feeling, as well as in mind. To see your enemy and know him is a part of the complete education of man; to spiritually regulate one’s self is another form of the higher education that fits man for a nobler place in life, and still, to approach your brother or sister by the feeling of your own humanity, is an education that softens the ills of the world and makes us kind indeed.

Many a man was educated outside the school room. It is something you let out, not completely take in. You are part of it, for it is natural; it is dormant simply because you will not develop it, but Olodumare creates every man with it knowingly or unknowingly to him who possesses it-that’s the difference. Develop yours and you become as great and full of knowledge as the other fellow without even entering the classroom.

All peoples are struggling to blast a way through the industrial monopoly of races and nations, but the Afrikan as a whole has failed to grasp its’ true significance and seems to delight in fitting only that place created for him by the european race.

From: The Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Mosiah Garvey
Compiled by Amy Jacques Garvey
February 23rd, 1923

Yaya Kentake.


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