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NEWS

RBG Centennial Celebration

Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey

August, 13 2020 will be the 100th anniversary of an historical event which continues to reverberate among the human race today. The Red, Black and Green flag was presented to the world as the flag of all African people on August 13, 1920. It was resolved to be the symbol of African nationhood and the entire African race in declaration 39 of the 1920 Declaration of Rights of the Negro Peoples of the World. It had been 20 years since Will A. Heelan and J. Fred Helf put pen to paper and wrote the song “Every Race Has a Flag But the Coon.” Before then, people of African ancestry saw no use for a flag other than of the country where they lived. The power of a symbol for people of African ancestry has been recognized ever since. More than 90 years ago over 20,000 members of the Universal Negro Improvement Association gathered at Madison Square Garden. They were attending the first month long International Convention of the Universal Negro improvement Association, chaired by Marcus Mosiah Garvey.

EVENTS

Historical Project -

Seeking Participants

FOROT originally conceived as a FOROT Historical Preservation initiative, has expanded to include multiple partnering organizations. 

 

The recently launched 2-year transformative project: “Truth Toward Reconciliation: The Vision, Journey, and Voices of Royal Oak Charter Township.”  is seeking individuals to participate. 

 

For more information contact TTR@forot.org.

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Communities through
Health And Wellness Promotion,
Cultural Enrichment, Urban Agriculture,
Community Engagement
And Historical Preservation.
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     Friends of Royal Oak Township, Inc. (FOROT) is a 501c3 community-based, volunteer driven, non-profit organization and not an entity of the municipality of the Charter Township of Royal Oak. 

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