Yesterday, pan-Africanist and host of the of Irie FM’s Running African morning programme, Ka’Bu Ma’at Kheru started an online petition at change.org called ‘Fake Garvey Bust at The University of the West Indies Must Come Down’.
More than any other Jamaican Mwalimu Marcus Mosiah Garvey is the embodiment of Blackness, of Race Pride and of the need to accept the Black skin/face as a badge of honour and NOT a Symbol of shame!
To unveil and raise a bust which denies this great Pan African of his racial identity, his strength of character, his defiance of the status quo and the pride in his African Identity is to betray everything that this great African Jamaican stood for.
This bust is a deliberate misrepresentation of Jamaica’s First National Hero and one of the greatest Philosophers of the 20th century.
An authentic representation of Mwalimu Marcus Mosiah Garvey, is an imperative in the name of Justice, on the principle of Truth and ensuring that these principles are enshrined for posterity!
In the name of Truth, take down that bust and remount a genuine of symbol/representation of Mwalimu Marcus Garvey!
This petition will be delivered to:
- University of the West Indies Jamaica
- Ministry of Education Jamaica