The three colors Red, Black and Green (not Green, Black and Red) evolved from Marcus Garvey's UNIA movement. However, the colors were adopted by an international assemblage of 25 countries of the African diasporas, thereby making the colors international.
- Red: the blood that unites all people of African ancestry, and shed for liberation;
- Black: black people whose existence as a nation, though not a nation-state, is affirmed by the existence of the flag; and
- Green: the abundant natural wealth of Africa.
The use of Red, Black and Green as colors symbolizing African nationhood was first adopted by the UNIA-ACL as part of the 1920 Declaration of Rights as the official colors of the African race. This is our first dedication to "The Colors".
100% heavy weight cotton tee. Double-needle hemmed sleeves and bottom. Taped neck and shoulders. Color: Kelly Green, Size S-2X (see sizing chart)