The mission of the Marcus Garvey Bronze Sculpture project is to erect a monument of the Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. It is a collaborative initiative spearheaded by the Pan African Technical Association (PATA). We intend to galvanize the entire Black African world, those at home and abroad, to achieve this effort.
Our plan is to raise funds to cover the costs of creating the bronze sculpture of Marcus Garvey, transporting it, and erecting it in Ethiopia. We are doing this by reaching out to personal and professional contacts as well as businesses and other relevant organizations. We will use all forms of media to promote this initiative. Our efforts will culminate in an unveiling ceremony where, you, the Black African Community and distinguished guests from all corners of the Earth will be invited to attend. Guests will also have the option of participating in a historical and cultural tour of Ethiopia.
The purpose of this initiative is to honor the legacy of a pioneer pan-African nationalist who organized over six million Black people worldwide to improve their living conditions and to achieve political, economic, and psychological sovereignty. Roughly one hundred years ago, Garvey organized the largest known African mass movement in history. He was more than an activist. He was a visionary who was ahead of his time. We believe his time has come.
Currently the African Union has divided the African World into six regions: north, south, east, west, central, and the sixth region, the Diaspora. Garvey galvanized the Diaspora before we knew it by that name. It is only fitting that the original architect of pan-African sovereignty be recognized in the city that houses the African Union, which owes much of its ideological foundation to the philosophies and opinions of Marcus Garvey. The founding fathers of the African independence movement were highly influenced by the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League, and their international newspaper, The Negro World.
In his lifetime Mr. Garvey never set foot on African soil. By erecting the Marcus Garvey Bronze Sculpture in Addis Ababa we will not only honor the legacy of one of the architects of the Pan African independence movement, but will also highlight Ethiopia as a focalpoint for Pan- Africanists to engage in constructing a unifying African heritage and destiny.
Please make your tax deductible donations. We accept paypal, cashapp, venom; checks and money orders can be written to PATA and mailed to PATA PO Box 431727 Los Angeles Ca 90043. Thank you for your support, and let’s bring Garvey home. Please use the hashtag #GarveyGoesHome to promote this initiative on your social media.
“One God, One Aim, One Destiny”
“For though others may free the body, none but ourselves can free the mind” -Marcus Garvey