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The Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA) is a social, friendly, humanitarian, charitable, educational, institutional, constructive and expansive society, and is founded by persons desiring to the utmost to work for the general uplift of the people of African ancestry of the world. And the members pledge themselves to do all in their power to conserve the rights of their noble race and to respect the rights of all mankind, believing always in the Brotherhood of Man and the Fatherhood of God. The motto of the organization is "One God! One Aim! One Destiny!" Therefore, let justice be done to all mankind, realizing that if the strong oppresses the weak, confusion and discontent will ever mark the path of man but with love, faith and charity towards all the reign of peace and plenty will be heralded into the world and the generations of men shall be called Blessed.

--from the CONSTITUTION and BY-LAWS Of The Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League AUGUST 1929 OF THE WORLD With Amendments of 1938

HONORABLE MARCUS GARVEY, Founder



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