Haile Selassie I was born on 23 July 1892, in the village of Ejersa Goro, in the Harar province of Ethiopia. Haile Selassie was crowned emperor in 1930 but exiled during World War II after leading the resistance to the Italian invasion. He was reinstated in 1941 and sought to modernize the country over the next few decades through social, economic and educational reforms. Haile Selassie I was Ethiopia’s 225th and last emperor.
Haile Selassie I Famous Quote
“Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.”
When Ras Tafari Makonnen took the imperial throne in Ethiopia in 1930 as Haile Selassie I, a new movement was born in Jamaica. The crowning of a Black King? Was this not what Marcus Garvey told his Jamaican followers fifteen years earlier when he said”Look to Africa for the crowning of a Black King; he shall be the Redeemer”
Haile Selassie presided over a country and government that was an expression of his personal authority. His reforms greatly strengthened schools and the police, and he instituted a new constitution and centralized his own power.
Peps Final Say
Haile Selassie was a true inspiration for many to follow and he will be remembered for all the great things that he has achieved. Through the faith of Rasta his name shall forever live on. I would like to take the time to wish The Emperor Haile Selassie, King of Kings, Lord of Lords
Conquering Lion of the tribe of Judah a happy 121st Earth strong