African History – Haile Selassie

History teaches us that unity is strength, and cautions us to submerge and overcome our differences in the quest for common goals, to strive, with all our combined strength, for the path to true African brotherhood and unity.

Haile Selassie

Haile Selassie
Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia

Haile Selassie

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Haile Selassie (23 July 1892 – 27 August 1975), born Tafari Makonnen Woldemikael, was Ethiopia's regent from 1916 to 1930 and Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974. He was a member of the Solomonic dynasty.

 

Emperor of Ethiopia

Reign: 2 November 1930 – 12 September 1974
Coronation: 2 November 1930
Predecessor: Zewditu I
Successor: De jure Amha Selassie I(crowned in exile). Then, De facto Aman Andom (as Chairman of the Derg)
Read more about him from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

YouTube video Uploaded on Nov 24, 2011

In this must-watch video, some great Ethiopians narrate how Emperor Haile-Selassie was fighting to his best to modernize Ethiopia.

 


 

 

Other quotes from Haile Selassie:

Do not worship me, I am not God. I'm only a man. I worship Jesus Christ.

Peace demands the united efforts of us all. Who can foresee what spark might ignite the fuse?

Outside the kingdom of the Lord there is no nation which is greater than any other. God and history will remember your judgment.

We must become bigger than we have been: more courageous, greater in spirit, larger in outlook. We must become members of a new race, overcoming petty prejudice, owing our ultimate allegiance not to nations but to our fellow men within the human community.

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