Black Star Industries proudly announces the debut of the Marcus Garvey Legacy Tour throughout Europe, with stops in Stockholm, Berlin, Brussels, Paris and London in October 2012.
The tour features acclaimed Guyana-born actor Ron Bobb-Semple, whose one-man show, “The Spirit of Marcus Garvey,” has received rave reviews.
Omali Yeshitela, lifelong U.S.-based African liberation activist, Chairman of the African Socialist International and leader of the Uhuru (Freedom) Movement will also lead the tour.
Bobb-Semple’s powerful portrayal of the brilliant early 20th century black leader, Marcus Garvey, is coupled with the fiery presentations of Yeshitela, whose work to unite Africa and African people worldwide today seeks to make a reality of Garvey’s dream of “Africa for Africans, those at home and those abroad.”
The Marcus Garvey Legacy tour shows that the aims of the Jamaican-born and Harlem, New York-based Garvey, who built an organization of 11 million Africans worldwide in the 1920s, are more relevant to today’s world than ever before.
This is not simply a nostalgic look at the work and times of Garvey.
The goals of this tour are to show that the spirit of Marcus Garvey is alive and well in a time when the majority of African people everywhere continue to struggle to overturn the poverty and oppression resulting from colonialism and slavery.
This program has already been performed and enthusiastically received at the ancestral home of Garvey in St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica; aboard cruise ships in the Caribbean and at the Akwabaa Hall in St Petersburg, FL, where it received a standing ovation.
Bobb-Semple channels the identity and persona of the great orator and leader Marcus Garvey.
Omali Yeshitela is the founder of The Burning Spear newspaper, the only black power journal in continuous existence since 1967.
He leads numerous campaigns and organizations representing the interests of African people inside the U.S., Africa and around the world.
Known as an electrifying and enlightening lecturer, Yeshitela speaks to enthusiastic audiences the world over.
The tour is organized by members of the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP) in Europe and the African People’s Solidarity Committee (APSC).
The path of the storm
All committee members have put in lots of effort to build this tour since early June and are expecting to host over 400 visitors in the five cities.
The tour will kick off in the town of High Wycombe in the UK, where Omali Yeshitela was already welcomed once, being enthusiastically received.
The next city will be Stockholm, Sweden where Makda Yohannes is leading the committee.
The feedback from the African community in Stockholm is overwhelming and people can’t wait for the tour to arrive there.
The Mehringhof in Berlin, Germany will be the next stop.
The next stop will be in Brussels, Belgium led by comrade Tunde Bossassi, who is experienced in organizing events for the Party in Belgium.
London will be the last stop of the tour, where over 100 visitors are expected.
Successful fundraisers were held to cover the costs of transportation and housing of the tour members.
The Berlin committee organized Marcus Garvey parties in Berlin and Frankfurt.
Both parties were successful and they will be repeated in September.
Comrades in London organized a barbeque fundraiser that was a huge success, with more than 50 people showing support and donating to build the Marcus Garvey Legacy Tour.
Fundraisers will also be held in Brussels and Stockholm in September.
Africans in Europe can’t wait to welcome Chairman Omali Yeshitela and Ron Bobb Semple for a mind-blowing and extraordinary tour.
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