Declaration of the Rights of the Negro Peoples of the World

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The Declaration of Rights of the Negro Peoples of the World was drafted and adopted at the Convention of the Universal Negro Improvement Association held in New York City's Madison Square Garden on August 13, 1920. Marcus Garvey presided over the occasion as Chairman. It was at this event where he was duly elected Provisional President of Africa.

Among the articles is Declaration 39 which states as follows:

"That the colors, Red, Black and Green, be the colors of the African race."

It is from that statement the Red, Black and Green flag came into existence.

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