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The African American Flag

African American Flag ~ The idea for the African-American Flag came into the minds of Tonya and David Harvey of Baltimore, Maryland when they were singing the BIack National Anthem at a 1991 African-American Banquet.

History

The idea for the African-American Flag came into the minds of Tonya and David Harvey of Baltimore, Maryland when they were singing the BIack National Anthem at a 1991 African-American Banquet. Tonya and David decided that the BIack National Anthem needed a flag to symbolize the meaning of the Anthem.

Purpose

The purpose of the African-American Flag is to be a symbol of the past, present, and future value of the African-American life in the United States of America.

Use

Tonya and David Harvey envision the African-American Flag being flown on HBCU campuses, African American churches, African-American businesses, and African-American homes throughout the country.

Motto of Flag

"Persevering Through Time"

Colors

Red, White, Blue, Black, Green, Purple and Gold

Purple Bar Symbolizes the regal history of African-Americans
Gold Flashes of Light Around the Star Symbolizes perseverance, love, knowledge and spirituality
Black Stripe Near Purple Base Symbolizes African-Americans are close to regality
Green Stripe Symbolizes abundant life in Africa
Gold Stripe Symbolizes the riches of Africa
Red, White and Blue Stripes Symbolize the integral part African American play, have played, and will play in America's greatness
Eight Pointed Black Star Symbolizes each individual African-American.

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The Star's theme is
BLACK STARS CAN SHINE TOO

The Acronym of the Star's point is
AFRICANS ASPIRATIONS
FAMILY - RIGHTEOUSNESS - INDIVIDUALITY COMMUNITY
ABILITY - NOBILITY - SCHOLARSHIP


The African-American Flag is a patented and
registered trademark of Daton, Inc.

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