African History

Presented by

The African and Caribbean Institute for Community Education

In Association with

The Vince Hines Foundation:

A National Education Charity

Established in 1975.

Written and Produced by Dr. Vince Hines



 You who is known by many Holy Names.

We thank you for life.

Grant the conditions so that we will open our minds to the flow of Wisdom, Knowledge and Understanding in the interest of our Spiritual and Mental Liberation, in order that we, as   African Peoples, will again embrace fully our Heritage of Creation, as we enter the 21st Century and beyond.

Help us to persuade those who had enslaved, colonised and done us grave injustices in history, and those who continue to do the same today, to pay just reparations so that the spirits of our ancestors may rest in serene peace. That  we may forgive those who asked for forgiveness for their past and current wrongs against ourselves and our children

We humbly ask that you grant our requests .

About this Presentation

This Presentation focuses on the life of  one of history's

Great African Sons, Marcus Mosiah Garvey,

whose vision, courage, struggles and strength

touched the hearts, minds and souls of men, women and children,

during the 20th Century and beyond.

‘Garveyism’ changed the course of history for Black people,

specifically the African Peoples, all over the world.

Significant changes: beginning at a time when Black people

were viewed as less than human beings, by many colonialists,

imperialists and those who had not yet learnt

of the Great African qualities and the African

gifts to Humanity: spiritual,

medical, scientific and


Vince Hines

January 2005.

Walk Together’


Historical Background

  One cannot begin to understand Marcus Garvey, without understanding the world into which he was born.

Discovery of the

‘New World’

 Christopher Columbus, the Italian Explorer, made his first visit to Jamaica in 1494.

During their 1503-1504, expedition, the Explorer and  his crew were shipwreck and stranded  at Jamaica’s North Coast

Death of a Nation

 Arawak Indians arrived in Jamaica from South America between 600-1000 AD.

. By 1655,  the Arawak  Nation became extinct in Jamaica, after European colonisers worked them to death.

The colonisers then looked to Africa for a strong labour force.

‘The Conversation’

By Penny Slinger

Showing Arawak Indians in South America