|Marcus - A Place in the Sun|
|We have no animus against the white man. All that we have, as a race desired is a place in the sun. Four million people are too numerous not to have a place in the sun. (Applause and cries of "Hear, hear!") If 60,000,000 Anglo-Saxons can have a place in the sun, if 60,000,000 Germans can have, a place in the sun, if 60,000,000 Japanese can have a place in the sun, if 7,000,000 Belgians (groans and hisses) can have a place in the sun, I cannot see why, under the same principles, 400,000,000 black folks cannot have a place -- a big spot in the sun also. (Great applause.) If you believe that the Negro should have a place in the sun; if you believe that Africa should be one vast empire, controlled by the Negro, then arise, and sing the National Anthem of the Universal Negro Improvement Association.|
At this juncture, the entire audience stood up and sang the anthem suggested by the speaker.
On concluding his speech, President-General Garvey took over the chairmanship of the meeting, and said: It now gives me great pleasure present to you the Rev. Dr. J. W. Eason, chaplain-general of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League. (Great applause.)
|Haile Selassie I|