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Rastafari Movement
The flag used by Ethiopia during the reign of  emperor Haile Selassie I is still used by Rastafarians today.
Origin c. 1930
Jamaica, Carribean
Members Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Mutabaruka, Midnite

The Rastafari Movement is a new spiritual movement, started in the early 1930's, on the caribbean island of Jamaica. On November 2, 1930, Ras Tafari Makonnen was crowned emperor of Ethiopia, which seemed to be the fulfillment of Marcus Garvey's prophetic words, "look to Africa for the crowning of a Black King; He shall be the Redeemer."[1]


  1. Henke 2006 p. 18
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  • Henke, James (2006). Marley Legend : an illustrated life of Bob Marley. San Francisco, California: Chronicle Books LLC. p. 18. ISBN 978-0-8118-5036-0. 
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